On July 23, 1892, Alexander Berkman attempted to assassinate me. He was inspired to avenge the deaths of the 9 factory workers killed by the Pinkertons. He walked into my office and he shot me in the ear and the base of my neck wounding me extensively. John George Alexander Leishman was able to prevent me from getting shot a third time by grabbing Berkman's arm, thus saving my life!!!
Emma Goldman & Alexander Berkman, just before being deported to Russia for advocating pacifism, draft dodging, anarchy, free love, atheism, free speech, and birth control. They were young lovers and life-long friends.