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The Sisterhood reviews "Living the Legacy"

Renee Ghert-Zand, a regular contributor to The Sisterhood, raves about Living the Legacy.

When we think of Jews who played a role in the Civil Rights Movement, names like Andrew Goodman, Mickey Schwerner and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel immediately come to mind. Few of us would name Judith Frieze Wright, Heather Tobis Booth or Beatrice “Buddy” Mayer. A free, new online curriculum called “Living the Legacy,” written by Judith Rosenbaum and published by Jewish Women’s Archive is attempting to change that — by shedding light on Jews and the Civil Rights Movement through a distinctly feminist lens.

“Living the Legacy” is a robust guide to the questions Jewish teens today should be considering — not only about Jewish participation in the Civil Rights Movement of 50 years ago, but also about their own political identity and commitment to social justice and human rights.

Read more at The Sisterhood >>

Click here to read Judith Rosenbaum's post on the vision behind Living the Legacy. 

Heather Booth and Fannie Lou Hamer, 1964
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Heather Booth playing guitar for Fannie Lou Hamer and others during the Freedom Summer Project in Mississippi, 1964.
Courtesy of Wallace Roberts.

How to cite this page

Ghert-Zand, Renee. "The Sisterhood reviews "Living the Legacy"." 4 November 2010. Jewish Women's Archive. (Viewed on October 28, 2016) <>.


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