This Week in History
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This Week: July 25 - July 31
Blu Greenberg was honored with Hadassah's highest honor, the Henrietta Szold award, at a convention banquet.
The International Encyclopedia of Dance, edited by dance historian Selma Jeanne Cohen, was reviewed in the New York Times.
Artistic iconoclast and literary pioneer Gertrude Stein dies in France.
The "Jewish Exponent" announced that Henrietta Szold would be moving to Philadelphia from her home in Baltimore to serve as the secretary and first paid employee of the Jewish Publication Society.
Deborah Kaufman's documentary film, "Blacks and Jews," aired on PBS.
Blanche Wolf Knopf, longtime leader of the publishing company Alfred A. Knopf, was born.
The WAVES program, enlisting female volunteers in the U.S. Navy, was established. Miriam Miller was among the first enlistees.
Canadian Bobbie Rosenfeld won an Olympic silver medal in the 100-meter race. The 1928 Olympics, held in Amsterdam, were the first in which women were allowed to compete in track & field events.
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Jewish Women's Archive. "This Week in History: July 25 – July 31." (Viewed on July 27, 2016) <http://jwa.org/thisweek>.