Elizabeth Gurley Flynn

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn (1890-1964), known as “The Rebel Girl,” was one of the premier labor activists and leaders of the struggle for women’s equality in the 20th century. She was an organizer for the Industrial Workers of the World, a founding member of the ACLU, and later in life the Chairperson of the Communist Party USA. Flynn was indicted under the infamous Smith Act and thrown in prison for two years. She is buried at Forest Home Cemetery in Forest Park, Illinois, near the Haymarket Martyrs Monument.

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