Catholic Worker crusader Dorothy Day with her prison dress [covered with autographs!] On November 1917 Day went to prison for being one of forty women in front of the White House protesting women's exclusion from the electorate. Arriving at a rural workhouse, the women were roughly handled. The women responded with a hunger strike. Finally they were freed by presidential order.
James Forten (1766-1842) Forten became one of the most successful sail makers of his time, was an astute real estate speculator, invested in stocks and other financial ventures, became a respected money lender and financial adviser who was admired for his fairness, and was an outspoken abolitionist and pioneering supporter women’s rights.
Charlotte Despard (1844-1939), speaking at an anti-fascist rally in Trafalgar Square, London, taken in June 1933 by James Jarché. Despard was a suffragist, novelist (Chaste as Ice and Pure as Snow were two) and Sinn Féin activist. She devoted a lot of her time and money to helping the poor in Battersea. She lived above one of her welfare shops in one of poorest areas of Nine Elms. Very sturdy shoes.