Dorothy Day was among the suffragists arrested after picketing the White House in 1917. She said: "Those first six days of inactivity were as six thousand years. To lie there through the long day, to feel the nausea and emptiness of hunger, the dazedness at the beginning and the feverish mental activity that came after. I lost all consciousness of any cause. . . I could only feel the darkness and desolation around me."

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  • Melanie R.

    You lucky duck for having met Dorothy Day. Where and when?

  • I was lucky enough to meet Dorothy Day on several occasions in the 1950’s. Wonderful woman with a penetrating gaze and a coronet of snow white hair.

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