This Week in History
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This Week: May 18 - May 24
Writer, playwright, and activist Winner was a progressive voice for immigrants and immigration reform.
Trailblazing journalist Eisner breaks one more barrier, becoming the first woman editor of the country's largest Jewish newspaper.
Sandy Sasso became ordained as the first female Reconstructionist rabbi by the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Philadelphia.
Comedian Gilda Radner died of ovarian cancer at the age of 42.
The proprietors of the Marlborough-Blenheim Hotel in Atlantic City apologized to Bertha Rayner Frank for her experience with anti-Jewish discrimination at their hotel.
The Clara de Hirsch Home for Working Girls, a residence and vocational training center for young women, opened its doors.
Susan Sontag's last essay, "Regarding the Torture of Others," was published in the "New York Times Magazine."
Psychologist Carol Gilligan published "In a Different Voice," the first book to argue that women's psychological development could not be understood by studying men.
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Jewish Women's Archive. "This Week in History: May 18 – May 24." (Viewed on May 23, 2015) <http://jwa.org/thisweek>.