Elizabeth Gurley Flynn speaking, ca. 1913
Elizabeth Gurley Flynn (1890-1964) was a leading Irish-American Communist, socialist, feminist, labor organizer, orator, and campaigner for civil liberties. She became an organizer for the Industrial Workers of the World, and in 1920 was a founder of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). In 1936 Flynn joined the Communist Party, and eventually became its Chair.