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Ernestine Rose, Abolitionist

November 28, 2016

by Sharon Rudahl

From the Autumn 2016 issue of Jewish Currents

Ernestine L. Rose was a little-known, pioneering feminist and abolitionist in 19th-century America. Sharon Rudahl has created this cartoon about her life. 37-41_page_1





Sharon Rudahl marched as a teenager with Martin Luther King. She holds a BFA from Cooper Union, where she wrote the cult hippie novel Acid Temple Ball published by Olympia Press. Rudahl was active in anti-Vietnam War underground newspapers in Wisconsin and San Francisco. In 1971, she was one of the founding mothers of Wimmen’s Comix. Her graphic work can be seen in A Dangerous Woman, the graphic biography of Emma Goldman (The New Press, 2007), Bohemians (Verso, 2014), and Lincoln for Beginners, with historian Paul Buhle (For Beginners 2015), among other books.

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