Frances Crowe

Date of birth: 15 March 1919
Age as of 27 August 2019: 100 years, 165 days

Frances Crowe is an American peace activist and pacifist. In 1945, following the bombing of civilian populations in Dresden, Hiroshima, and Nagasaki, she became a peace activist. Her participation in numerous protests has led to arrests, trials, and imprisonment. In the 1960s, she founded the Northampton, Massachusetts chapter of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, the Sane Nuclear Policy Committee, and the Valley Peace Center, and has also participated in the activities of Women Against the War and Amnesty International. In 1967, during the Vietnam War, she worked as a draft counselor, providing counseling to over 2,000 people about applying for conscientious objector status by the war's end. She continues to be an advocate for conscientious objectors. She was also arrested in Washington DC at the Veterans for Peace demonstration on December 16, 2010 (at 91 yrs of age) along with 6 other women from Western MA. She was arrested on January 15, 2014 (94 years old) again at the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant. Her most recent arrest occurred on June 24, 2017 at the age of 98. She was protesting the building of the Kinder-morgan pipeline through a Massachusetts forest.
Country: USA