Rose Pastor Stokes (c. 1910, Library of Congress Eugene V. Debs, Max Eastman and Rose Pastor Stokes, 1918 (Library of Congress)

Born: July 18, 1879

Died: June 20, 1933

Married: J. Graham Phelps Stokes

Rose Pastor Stokes was a Jewish-American socialist activist, writer, birth control advocate, and feminist who was a founding member of the Communist Party of America in 1919. From age thirteen, she worked in a cigar factory; for a time, she was the sole support for a family of six. Her marriage to millionaire socialist J. Graham Phelps Stokes was front page news.


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