Emily Greene Balch: 1946 Nobel Laureate

Emily Greene Balch
By Unknownhttp://nobelprize.org/peace/laureates/1946 -Nobel prize picture and has been released by her societies and websites., Public Domain, Link

One of Jane Addams’ partners in pacifism, Emily Greene Balch worked with Addams in WILPF (Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom) and took over leadership of the league upon Addams’ death in 1935. In 1946, Balch received the illustrious honor wherein she was acknowledged for her practical, solution-oriented approach to peace in her special work with Slav immigrants, her staunchness in the face of being fired from Wellesley for her war protests, and her key role in obtaining the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Haiti in 1926 after a decade-long occupation.

This excerpt is from The Book of Awesome Women by Becca Anderson, which is available now through Amazon and Mango Media.


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