1917 December 14

Kate Richards O’Hare Denounces World War I; Gets Five Years in Prison


Kate Richards O’Hare was a radical anti-war protester and Socialist Party leader during World War I. She was convicted on this day under the Espionage Act for an anti-war speech in Bowman, North Dakota, and sentenced to five years in prison. She was pardoned by President Warren G. Harding in 1921.

 Read her first-person account: Kate Richards O’Hare, In Prison (1923)

Find original documents by and about O’Hare at Women and Social Movements: http://womhist.alexanderstreet.com/kro/doclist.htm

Learn more about O’Hare: http://www.kshs.org/p/kate-richards-o-hare/16398

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