When Clara Lemlich arrived in America, she couldn’t speak
English. She didn’t know that young women had to go to work, that they traded
an education for long hours of labor, that she was expected to grow up fast.
But that did not stop Clara.
She went to night school, spent hours studying English, and
helped support her family by sewing in a factory.
Clara never quit. And she never accepted that girls should
be treated poorly and paid little.
So Clara fought back. Fed up with the mistreatment of her
fellow laborers, Clara led the largest walkout of women workers in the country’s
Clara had learned a lot from her short time in America. She
learned that everyone deserved a fair chance. That you had to stand together
and fight for what you wanted. And, most importantly, that you could do
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