This Week in History
This Week in History offers a unique calendar of American Jewish experience—connecting specific dates throughout the year to an array of compelling historic events related to American Jewish women.
Aline Milton Bernstein Saarinen was named chief of the Paris bureau of the National Broadcasting Company, becoming the first woman to head an overseas bureau in television.
A review of Mary Antin's "The Promised Land," an autobiography recounting her life in the Russian Pale of Settlement and as an immigrant in Boston, appeared in the "New York Times."
“No, we've got to keep on working, no matter what the danger. It's work or starve. That's all there is to it."
"Once people enter my synagogue and hear me chant, the fact that I am Korean begins to melt away.” Rabbi Angela Buchdahl
Annette Greenfield Strauss became the first elected woman mayor of Dallas, Texas.
Judy Chicago's monumental sculpture and icon of feminist art, "The Dinner Party," was acquired by the Brooklyn Museum.
Ten photographs by the late Diane Arbus were chosen for the Venice Biennale, marking the first time an American photographer was honored at this event.
How to cite this page
Jewish Women's Archive. "This Week in History: April 13 – April 19." (Viewed on April 18, 2015) <http://jwa.org/thisweek>.