Elizabeth Gurley Flynn – The Rebel Girl

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In 1906, at the age of 16, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn joined the Industrial Workers of the World, quickly becoming one of the organization’s star agitators. For the next five years, she crisscrossed the country, honing her rhetorical skills in strikes and free speech fights in dozens of states. Throughout the summer and fall of 1911, she spent time in Lawrence, Massachusetts helping foreign-born woolen workers organize. When those workers stormed the streets of Lawrence in protest over a de facto pay cut in January of 1912, Gurley Flynn was immediately on the scene.

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