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Jewish Women in Civil Rights - Debra L. Schultz

Dr. Debra Schultz is an historian and the author of Going South: Jewish Women in the Civil Rights Movement (New York University Press). She served as an advisor to JWA's Living the Legacy curriculum and was a featured presenter at JWA's Institute for Educators. A founder of the Soros Foundation's International Women's Program, she served for ten years as its Director of Programs. She has taught history and women's studies at the New School, Rutgers University, and Laguardia Community College, and was a CUNY Graduate Center Writing Fellow last year. She is working on a book about European Roma ("Gypsy") women activists, part of her long-standing interest in anti-racist activism, and intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, and memory.

The Jewish Women's Archive would like to thank Debra L. Schultz for her contribution to Jewish women's history, and for allowing us to use her materials for this Feature.

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