Clara Lemlich was a revolutionary woman who began many strikes to protest unfair treatment of working women. Her life at home helped spark her motivation to make things right for those who were being taken advantage of. After emigrating to New York City, she began to involve herself by socializing and finding work to provide for her family. It didn’t take long for Lemlich to realize that things were not fair for the women in shops. Lemlich then began to fight for the rights of these women, creating public outcry through protests and marches. She would infiltrate shops and rile up the workers, soon motivating them to stand for their own rights. Many shop owners would hire men to beat her up. But through this, Lemlich continued to stand for others.
Clara Lemlich. 1910s.