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After College: More Books, Travel, Ambassador for the Blind

May 3, 1905

Anne marries John Macy at Wrentham.


John Macy writes and publishes Edgar Allen Poe.  Also that year, Helen writes a groundbreaking article for The Ladies' Home Journal in an effort to prevent blindness among infants caused by the mother's venereal disease. (She rallies forces to convince the medical establishment to treat children's eyes at birth with a cleansing solution as a regular procedure.)

July, 1908

Helen writes and publishes The World I Live In.

Spring, 1909

Helen and John Macy join the Socialist Party of Massachusetts, and Helen becomes a suffragist.


Helen publicly speaks out in favor of birth control, and in support of Margaret Sanger's work.

January, 1913

Helen and Anne begin their career on the lecture circuit, which is to last more than 50 years. Helen writes and publishes Out of the Dark, a collection of socialist writings.


John Macy leaves Anne, though they never officially divorce.  Also that year, Helen demonstrates with the Woman's Peace Party to call for peace in Europe; after the demonstration, she makes an impassioned speech for pacifism and socialism in crowded Carnegie Hall.

October, 1914

Polly Thomson joins Helen and Anne's household.

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