Anti-war protest in 1960s
Ms. Day first went to jail with a group of suffragists in 1917 who were demonstrating at the White House in favor of giving women voting rights. She went to jail four times from 1955 to 1959 for acts of civil disobedience. Her last jailing was in 1969 at the age of 76 while protesting with Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers in California.
CNS File Photo: Police and farm workers flank Catholic Worker founder Dorothy Day, seated in a farm workers’ picket line in Lamont, Calif., in 1973. She was arrested that day for violating an injunction limiting picketing.