Who Was Emma Goldman?

Emma Goldman was born on June 27, 1869, in Lithuania. She immigrated to the United States in 1885, where she worked in clothing factories. It was in that setting that she came in contact with anarchist beliefs. A fiery speaker, she was jailed for inciting riots and advocating birth control. She was deported to the Soviet Union in 1919, spending the rest of her life traveling, speaking and writing.


  • Name: Emma Goldman
  • Birth Year: 1869
  • Birth date: June 27, 1869
  • Birth City: Kaunas
  • Birth Country: Lithuania
  • Gender: Female
  • Best Known For: Anarchist and activist Emma Goldman was a fiery (sometimes violent) advocate for peace, free love and birth control in the 1910s.
  • Industries
    • Education and Academia
    • Crime and Terrorism
    • Writing and Publishing
    • Civil Rights
  • Astrological Sign: Cancer
  • Nacionalities
    • Lithuanian (Lithuania)
  • Death Year: 1940
  • Death date: May 14, 1940
  • Death City: Toronto
  • Death Country: Canada

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  • Article Title: Emma Goldman Biography
  • Author: Biography.com Editors
  • Website Name: The Biography.com website
  • Url: https://www.biography.com/activists/emma-goldman
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  • Publisher: A&E; Television Networks
  • Last Updated: May 12, 2020
  • Original Published Date: April 2, 2014