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Judith Rosenbaum on Clara Lemlich Shavelson

This Week in History: On July 12, 1982, political activist and labor organizer Clara Lemlich Shavelson died. Judith Rosenbaum discusses Shavelson's stunning career, from strikes she helped mobilize as a teenager to her efforts to organize workers in her retirement home.
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This Week in History: On July 12, 1982, political activist and labor organizer Clara Lemlich Shavelson died. Judith Rosenbaum discusses Shavelson's stunning career, from strikes she helped mobilize as a teenager to her efforts to organize workers in her retirement home.

Hedda Sterne, January 1, 1950

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Abstract artist Hedda Sterne, January 1, 1950. 
Photograph by Gjon Mili, courtesy of LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images.
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Abstract artist Hedda Sterne, January 1, 1950. 
Photograph by Gjon Mili, courtesy of LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images.

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Etta King on the 1902 Kosher Meat Boycott

On May 15, 1902, Jewish housewives began a major boycott of kosher meat to protest unfair prices. Etta King discusses how their tactics set the stage for many of the more famous labor protests that followed.

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On May 15, 1902, Jewish housewives began a major boycott of kosher meat to protest unfair prices. Etta King discusses how their tactics set the stage for many of the more famous labor protests that followed.

Death of Seattle Artist and Activist Selma Waldman

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“I am an artist . . . enamored of charcoal (the tool that does not lie) and the act of drawing." - Selma Waldman

Clara Lemlich Shavelson

Clara Lemlich Shavelson pushed union leaders to recognize the importance of women in the labor movement and organized vital demonstrations for worker’s rights and cost-of-living issues.

Hannah Jukovsky

Hannah Jukovsky made headlines when she organized a boycott of standardized testing to draw attention to class and race inequities in Massachusetts public schools.

Hannah Jukovsky, July 2001

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Hannah Jukovsky, July 2001
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Hannah Jukovsky, July 2001

Where's the Beef?

Today I googled the Wendy’s commercial of the early 1980s were an older woman uses the catchphrase “Where’s the beef?!”. This may—or may not—surprise you. What probably will surprise you was the fact that this search was not inspired by my Memorial Day plans of grilling, but because of my job here at the Jewish Women’s Archive.

While exploring our archives I came across a truly remarkable activist, Clara Lemlich Shavelson.  Born in 1886, Shavelson was a key player in the labor movement. She was also a suffragist, communist, community organizer, and peace activist. Read on to find out where the beef comes into play!

"Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace" Book Cover by Melissa Klapper

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The front cover of historian Melissa R. Klapper's book Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women's Activism, 1890-1940.
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The front cover of historian Melissa R. Klapper's book Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women's Activism, 1890-1940.

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