The Slow Burning Fuse

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today in anarchist history

14 May 1940: the Death of Emma Goldman


Toronto Star 14/5/40

Although exiled from the USA, Goldman had never perceived herself as anything but an American, and had long wanted to be buried next to the Haymarket martyrs that had inspired her to become involved in politics as a young woman. Now, in death, the American government finally allowed her repatriation. After a large funeral in Chicago, she was buried in that city’s Waldheim Cemetery, next to a monument to the Haymarket affair.



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