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Judith Rosenbaum on Emma Goldman's Arrest Thumbnail

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Judith Rosenbaum on Emma Goldman's Arrest

This Week in History: On September 27, 1919, Anarchist Emma Goldman was released from a two-year prison term and was immediately rearrested. Judith Rosenbaum discusses why Goldman was so feared, and why her story continues to resonate.
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This Week in History: On September 27, 1919, Anarchist Emma Goldman was released from a two-year prison term and was immediately rearrested. Judith Rosenbaum discusses why Goldman was so feared, and why her story continues to resonate.

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Thumbnail of video. This Week in History: on September 26, 1832, Victorian painter Rebecca Solomon, one of the first Jewish women artists of note, was born. Steve Benson considers how differently she saw the world than her male contemporaries, and how that perspective shaped her art.
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Thumbnail of video. This Week in History: on September 26, 1832, Victorian painter Rebecca Solomon, one of the first Jewish women artists of note, was born. Steve Benson considers how differently she saw the world than her male contemporaries, and how that perspective shaped her art.

Steve Benson on the Birth of Rebecca Solomon

This Week in History: on September 26, 1832, Victorian painter Rebecca Solomon, one of the first Jewish women artists of note, was born. Steve Benson considers how differently she saw the world than her male contemporaries, and how that perspective shaped her art.
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This Week in History: on September 26, 1832, Victorian painter Rebecca Solomon, one of the first Jewish women artists of note, was born. Steve Benson considers how differently she saw the world than her male contemporaries, and how that perspective shaped her art.

Anya Cherneff

A longtime opponent of human trafficking, Anya Cherneff found a new way to literally empower women in Nepal by founding Empower Generation to teach women and girls to become clean energy entrepreneurs.

Anya Cherneff

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Opponent of human trafficking and founder of Empower Generation, Anya Cherneff.

Photography by Bennett Cohen.

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Opponent of human trafficking and founder of Empower Generation, Anya Cherneff.

Photography by Bennett Cohen.

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Steve Benson on Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein Moving in Together Thumbnail

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Thumbnail from video of Steve Benson speaking about when Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein moved in together. This Week in History: On September 9, 1910, Alice B. Toklas moved in with Gertrude Stein. Steve Benson considers how this turn-of-the-century power couple made their home a focal point for a generation of writers and artists.
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Thumbnail from video of Steve Benson speaking about when Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein moved in together. This Week in History: On September 9, 1910, Alice B. Toklas moved in with Gertrude Stein. Steve Benson considers how this turn-of-the-century power couple made their home a focal point for a generation of writers and artists.

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