Dora Russell


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Dora Black, Lady Russell (3 April 1894 – 31 May 1986) was a British author, a feminist and socialist campaigner, and the second wife of the eminent philosopher Bertrand Russell.

Dora Black was born into an English upper-middle class family, the second of four children. Her father, Sir Frederick Black, worked his way up in the Civil Service and laid great store by his children's ... more »

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  • ''We want better reasons for having children than not knowing how to prevent them.''
    Dora Russell (1894-1986), British author, campaigner. Hypatia, ch. 4 (1925).
  • ''We have never yet had a Labour Government that knew what taking power really means; they always act like second-class citizens.''
    Dora Russell (1894-1986), British author, campaigner. Quoted in Observer (London, January 30, 1983).
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