Gertrude Weil was born in Goldsboro, North Carolina in 1879.
Fannia Cohn, born in 1885, grew up in a well-to-do family in what was the western part of the Russian empire: Kletzk, now part
Lillian Wald was born in Cincinnati, OH in 1867. Like many German Jews, her parents had emigrated from Europe soon after the revolutions of 1848.
Emma Lazarus was born in 1849 to Moses and Esther Nathan Lazarus, descendants of the pioneering group of Spanish and Portuguese Jews who settled in
Born in Kovno, Lithuania, in 1890, Pauline Newman was barred from the local public school because she was Jewish.
Born in Harlem in 1877, Belle Moskowitz (née Lindner) enjoyed a successful career as a reformer, settlement worker, and labor media
When Clara Lemlich was growing up in the Ukraine, her religious parents did not want their daughter learning Russian, the l
Born in 1889, Bessie Abramowitz Hillman grew up in the Russian empire, in the city of Grodno, now part of Belarus.
Born in 1882 into a devout Jewish family in Saven, Poland, Rose Schneiderman was raised from an early age to believe she was capa
Rakhel Peisoty, who later changed her name to Rose Pesotta, was born in 1896 in a Ukrainian railroad town that was then part of the Ru
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