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Archive for Thursday, April 12, 2012

100 years ago: Famed anarchist speaks at KU

April 12, 2012

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for April 12, 1912:

  • "According to the report and endorsement made yesterday afternoon before the club women of Lawrence by Mrs. E. L. Griffin, chairman of the committee of the Consumer's League, every effort will be made to have all stores in Lawrence where a large number of persons are employed close one half day a week during the hot weather.... The plan is to have one afternoon every week for the employees of the stores to use for themselves doing whatever they please, In the large cities many of the stores have a plan whereby they close early afternoons while the weather is hot.... The women will consult with the proprietors of the stores for formulating the plan."
  • "Emma Goldman lectured last night to a crowd mostly of K.U. students. She suggested in her lecture on 'Sex' that a chair in Eugenics be established at K.U. in memory of Moses Harman, who formerly lived at Valley Falls and at Lawrence. Moses Harman was the first man to suggest Eugenics and Sex Freedom for women in America.... The Journal-World [previously] stated that Emma Goldman was a socialist. This is a mistake. She is not a socialist. She is an anarchist. Emma Goldman is angry because the paper called her a socialist and she demands that she be put right. This is hereby done. Emma Goldman denounces the socialists just as strongly as they denounce her."
  • "In a game of baseball between the married men and the boys yesterday at Fairview school the boys outdistanced their elders by one point, the final score being 12 to 11 in favor of the boys. The game was played as a part of the 'last day' program at the school."

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