Famous People Born in 1897
Women's Rights Activist, Anti-War Activist, Religious Leader, Editor, Journalist / 1897 - 1980
Dorothy Day was an activist who worked for such social causes as pacifism and women’s suffrage through the prism of the Catholic Church.
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