This Week in History
“Rebecca Solomon’s success as a professional artist was remarkable in the mid-nineteenth century, a time when women artists were the exception rather than the rule. However, that she was among the first Jewish women artists, if not the first, makes her career and artwork even more important.”
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This Week: September 26 - October 2
"That Rebecca Solomon was among the first Jewish women artists, if not the first, makes her career and artwork even more important.”
Emma Goldman, described by J. Edgar Hoover as "beyond doubt, [one] of the most dangerous anarchists in this country," was released from a two-year prison term, only to be immediately rearrested.
"I just want to say, ‘C’mon guys, I’m an intelligent person, why don’t you just trust me?’ But you can’t give up.” - Actress Bonnie Franklin
Peggy Charren, education advocate and founder of Action for Children's Television, received a Presidential Medal of Freedom acknowledging her almost three decades of advocacy.
Writer and humanitarian Ruth Gruber, who led a 1944 American mission to save 1000 WWII refugees, was born.
Anita Diamant’s imaginative engagement with the world of biblical women emerged with the publication of "The Red Tent."
Annie Leibovitz, known for her photographic portraits of celebrities, was born.
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Jewish Women's Archive. "This Week in History: September 26 – October 2." (Viewed on September 26, 2016) <http://jwa.org/thisweek>.