Born November 8, 1897
Brooklyn, New York
Died November 29, 1980
New York, New York
Journalist, advocate for the poor
"For those who think that there is no hope for the future, no recognition of their plight—this little paper is addressed."
From the first edition of the Catholic Worker
The Great Depression, the worst economic crisis in the United States, had a stranglehold on Americans in May 1933. Newly elected President Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945; served 1933–45; see entry) had launched his New Deal legislation to attempt to begin to pull America from the depths. On...
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