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Elizabeth Gurley Flynn

American politician

Died when: 74 years 29 days (888 months)
Star Sign: Leo

 

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn (August 7, 1890 – September 5, 1964) was a labor leader, activist, and feminist who played a leading role in the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW).

Flynn was a founding member of the American Civil Liberties Union and a visible proponent of women's rights, birth control, and women's suffrage.

She joined the Communist Party USA in 1936 and late in life, in 1961, became its chairwoman.She died during a visit to the Soviet Union, where she was accorded a state funeral with processions in the Red Square attended by over 25,000 people.


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