Marie Equi

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Birthday
7, 1872
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Jul 13, 1952 (80)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
7, 1872
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Jul 13, 1952 (80)

About

Medical doctor who was also a prominent anarchist and campaigner for women's access to contraception.

Before Fame

She was one of the first women to attend medical school, and won praise from the government for organizing a medical relief mission to San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake.

Trivia

Her outspoken nature frequently got her in trouble. Her criticisms during WWI led to a sedition charge and a one-year prison sentence at San Quentin.

Family Life

Although never married, she lived in what was called a Boston marriage with her companion Bess Holcomb.

Associated With

She was a supporter and admirer of women's rights activist Margaret Sanger.