The next morning a cortege left a funeral home in downtown Portland and proceeded a few blocks to St. Michael the Archangel Church. The church served the city’s Italian and immigrant community of working people who were so important to Equi. Although Equi objected to many Catholic tenets, she believed it was important to die “in the church,” she had told a friend, because it offered “such wonderful hope.”
After more than ten years of research and writing the life story of the remarkable Marie Equi, I am immensely pleased that her full-length biography will be released in two months.
MARIE EQUI, Radical Politics and Outlaw Passion available from the publisher, independent bookstores, and online September 15, 2015.