Dorothy May Day

(1897–1980) Dorothy picketed the White House with the National Women's Party in 1917. She was jailed along with the Silent Sentinels and beaten during the infamous "Night Of Terror" at Occoquan Workhouse. She served a 30-day sentence and participated in a hunger strike along with her fellow suffrage protestors.

Dorothy detailed her experiences in her memoir The Long Loneliness. She was also the co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement, and devoted her life to peace, social justice, and directing aid to the poor.

Cemetery of the Resurrection (AKA Resurrection Cemetery)

Section 10

361 Sharrott Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10309

Richmond County

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