Happy birthday, Charlotte Despard (June 15, 1844 – Nov. 10, 1939)! ‪#‎Suffragist‬. ‪#‎Pacifist‬. ‪#‎Communist‬. Vegetarian. Novelist. Tax resister. Anti-poverty activist. Anti-conscription activist. Anti-vivisectionist. Advocate of civil disobedience methods. Founder of the Women’s Peace Crusade in England, for the purpose of opposing all war. Friend of Eleanor Marx (Karl’s daughter). In 1909 she met Mahatma Gandhi and was influenced by his philosophy of passive resistance. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland. Died in Whitehead, near Belfast, Ireland, at the age of 95. Buried in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, Ireland.
~The Marginal Mennonite Society Heroes Series.

foto di Marginal Mennonite Society.
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