[14] Despite her time in jail, and the controversy surrounding her career, Emma Goldman has been upheld as a model for many political movements. Alexander Berkman (November 21, 1870 – June 28, 1936) was a leading member of the anarchist movement in the early 20th century, famous for both his political activism and his writing.. Berkman was born in Vilnius, Lithuania (then part of the Russian Empire) and immigrated to the United States in 1888.He lived in New York City, where he became involved in the anarchist movement. Notwithstanding the Judge's statement that it was the defendant's right to have ninety days in which to prepare their appeal, Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman were taken away from New York on the same evening and rushed, on midnight trains, to the penitentiaries at Jefferson City, Mo. During her trial, Goldman defended herself by claiming her First Amendment right to free speech was being violated. Emma Goldman was deported, and returned to Russia in 1919. Emma Goldman (June 27 [O.S. Goldman and Berkman were found guilty and sentenced to two years in prison. The judge presiding over the trial gave both Goldman and Berkman maximum sentences: two years in jail, and a ten-thousand dollar fine. Goldman and Berkman were charged with conspiracy to violate the Draft Act, a federal offense. June 15] 1869 – May 14, 1940) was an anarchist known for her political activism, writing, and speeches. It appears upon the horizon of each of us. Some fear even to look in its direction.
and Atlanta, Ga. It dazzles their eyes. Emma Goldman to sew women's garments in the prison of Jefferson City, Mo., and Alexander Berkman to do some sort of menial work in the Federal prison at Atlanta, Ga. Freedom is a great vision. Goldman served her prison sentence in Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City, Missouri, from 1918 to 1919. [15]