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Civil Rights

Jill Jacobs

Jill Jacobs, the executive director of T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, has pushed for Jews to take an active role in social justice, from supporting health care and environmental reform to condemning torture and human rights violations.

Book Review: Waveland

It seems fitting that as I sit down to write this review, I am receiving Facebook updates from the #FordHall2015 group at my alma mater, Brandeis University. For nearly two weeks this group of Black students and allies occupied the administrative building on campus to demand that the university rededicate itself to racial justice and equality. 

Barbara Brenner, 1951 - 2013

For her 60th birthday, Barbara Brenner’s partner, Suzanne Lampert, invited a number of Barbara’s friends over for a party and asked them to bring their laptops.  Once there, the guests’ computers were fitted with software that allowed them to type whatever they wished to say and have it spoken aloud by the machines.  Barbara, who had lost her ability to speak as a result of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), now was surrounded by close companions who communicated in the same manner she had been using for a long while.

Miriam Cantor-Stone on the First National Women's Conference in 1977

This Week in History: On November 18, 1977, Congresswoman Bella Abzug convened the first National Women's Conference. Miriam Cantor-Stone discusses the impact of bringing people from grassroots feminist groups across the country together to decide on a national agenda.
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This Week in History: On November 18, 1977, Congresswoman Bella Abzug convened the first National Women's Conference. Miriam Cantor-Stone discusses the impact of bringing people from grassroots feminist groups across the country together to decide on a national agenda.

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This Week in History: On November 18, 1977, Congresswoman Bella Abzug convened the first National Women's Conference. Miriam Cantor-Stone discusses the impact of bringing people from grassroots feminist groups across the country together to decide on a national agenda.
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This Week in History: On November 18, 1977, Congresswoman Bella Abzug convened the first National Women's Conference. Miriam Cantor-Stone discusses the impact of bringing people from grassroots feminist groups across the country together to decide on a national agenda.

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Thumbnail of video. This Week in History: On September 30, 1911, Ruth Gruber was born. Steve Benson describes how the woman who started out as the youngest PhD on record went on to become an award-winning journalist, an honorary general, and a war hero in WWII.
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Thumbnail of video. This Week in History: On September 30, 1911, Ruth Gruber was born. Steve Benson describes how the woman who started out as the youngest PhD on record went on to become an award-winning journalist, an honorary general, and a war hero in WWII.

Steve Benson on Ruth Gruber

This Week in History: On September 30, 1911, Ruth Gruber was born. Steve Benson describes how the woman who started out as the youngest PhD on record went on to become an award-winning journalist, an honorary general, and a war hero in WWII.
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This Week in History: On September 30, 1911, Ruth Gruber was born. Steve Benson describes how the woman who started out as the youngest PhD on record went on to become an award-winning journalist, an honorary general, and a war hero in WWII.

Judith Rosenbaum on the Death of Carolyn Goodman

This Week in History: On August 17, 2007, Carolyn Goodman died. Judith Rosenbaum discusses Goodman's incredible strength as an activist after the death of her son Andrew during Freedom Summer in Mississippi in 1964.
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This Week in History: On August 17, 2007, Carolyn Goodman died. Judith Rosenbaum discusses Goodman's incredible strength as an activist after the death of her son Andrew during Freedom Summer in Mississippi in 1964.

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Judith Rosenbaum on Freedom Summer Letters

This Week in History: On August 12, 1964, Freedom Summer volunteers Ellen, Bonnie, Heather and Sylvie wrote letters home describing their mixed hope and anxiety as their civil rights efforts in Mississippi were met with violent opposition. Judith Rosenbaum describes the profound, lifelong effect that summer had on the volunteers.
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This Week in History: On August 12, 1964, Freedom Summer volunteers Ellen, Bonnie, Heather and Sylvie wrote letters home describing their mixed hope and anxiety as their civil rights efforts in Mississippi were met with violent opposition. Judith Rosenbaum describes the profound, lifelong effect that summer had on the volunteers.

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