Florence Kelley

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Birthday
12, 1859
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA
Death Date
Feb 17, 1932 (72)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
12, 1859
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA
Death Date
Feb 17, 1932 (72)

About

Suffragist and civil rights activist who helped establish the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP ) in 1909. She was also known for her advocacy for a minimum wage and eight-hour workdays.

Before Fame

She attended Cornell University, where she was a follower of Karl Marx.

Trivia

She was a friend of author W.E.B Dubois, who she founded the NAACP with.

Family Life

She had three children with Lazare Wischnewetzky, whom she married in 1884.

Associated With

She helped translate Die Lage der arbeitenden Klasse in England, which was written by Friedrich Engels.