Alexander Berkman

American Experience: Emma Goldman

  • Posted on: 22 May 2019
  • By: thecollective

From Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), Aired May 21, 2019

For nearly half a century, Russian emigrant Emma Goldman was the most controversial woman in America, taunting the mainstream with her fervent attacks on government, big business, and war. To the tabloids, she was "Red Emma, queen of the anarchists," but many admired Goldman for her defense of labor rights, women's emancipation, birth control, and free speech.