Dorothy Day

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Birthday
8, 1897
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Nov 29, 1980 (83)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
8, 1897
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Nov 29, 1980 (83)

About

Journalist and social activist who co-founded the Catholic Worker Movement in 193. She was a devout Catholic who used religion to promote women's suffrage and pacifism.

Before Fame

She was a journalist for several progressive cause magazines when she converted to Catholicism at age 30, and co-founded the Catholic Worker newspaper.

Trivia

She promoted in the pages of her paper not only Catholic teachings, but social causes; she believed in them strongly enough to be arrested and go on a hunger strike for them.

Family Life

She was born in New York City.

Associated With

She worked closely with both Alice Paul and Lucy Burns to promote women's suffrage.