On the 1st of June 1919, Eamonn DeValera began a tour of America to raise funds for the Irish fight for Independence.
He left Ireland on a stem liner and arrived at the country of his birth. His leaving Ireland was done covertly as he had only months earlier escaped from an English prison disguised as a woman.
He led rallies in New York and spoke to congressmen, governors, and state legislators.
He was successful in raising large sums of money to fund the IRA's war on England.