Robert Scott's "Chronicles of Croton's Bohemia" continues with a look at Crystal Eastman, a fascinating woman whose story could only be told in two parts...
CRYSTAL EASTMAN, PARTS 1 & 2
--BRAINS AND BEAUTY: Crystal Eastman was a pioneering feminist, an influential labor lawyer, a founder of the Woman’s Peace Party and the American Civil Liberties Union, a co-founder and co-editor of The Liberator, and one of the most beloved women of her generation.
Ironically, despite her distinguished record of accomplishments, Crystal Eastman is mostly remembered as Max Eastman’s older sister. Read the rest of Part 1 here: http://notorc.blogspot.com/2013/01/crystal-eastman-1-brains-and-beauty.html
--GONE TOO SOON: Crystal Eastman was “a natural leader,” recalled Roger Baldwin, a founder of the ACLU, with whom she had many differences.
She was also “outspoken (often tactless), determined, charming, beautiful and courageous.” Crystal left her mark on the series of organizations she helped to start with her diligent attention to detail. Read the rest of Part 2 here: http://notorc.blogspot.com/2013/01/crystal-eastman-2-gone-too-swoon.html
See more of Robert Scott’s Chronicles of Croton’s Bohemia here: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/02/lillian-nordica-more-chronicles-of.html