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Civil Rights

Eva Salber

Using the lessons she learned as a doctor in South Africa, Eva Salber worked with poor populations in Massachusetts and North Carolina to improve public health and empower community leaders.

Sophia Moses Robison

Sociologist Sophia Moses Robison spent her career shattering stereotypes, from exposing the racial bias in labels of juvenile delinquency to debunking myths that immigrants were a drain on the economy.

Fredrica Wechsler, 1929 - 2014

My mother was a remarkable woman.   She grew up at 71 Ocean Parkway, an only child, with my beloved Grandma Rebecca and Grandpa Joe and although she nearly flunked math at Erasmus High in Brooklyn, she went on to become the night editor at the University of Michigan’s Michigan Daily after convincing her parents that she wanted to go all the way to the Midwest for college. After all, once my grandparents had arrived from Poland and Finland respectively in the earlier part of the twentieth century, why did she need to go so far away?

Fredrica and Burton Wechsler, 1998

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Fredrica and Burton Wechsler dancing together in 1998.

Image courtesy of Maia Wechsler.

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Fredrica and Burton Wechsler dancing together in 1998.

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Fredrica Wechsler, 1990

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Fredrica Wechsler, curator of arts and music of the National Academy of Sciences, in 1990.

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Fredrica Wechsler, curator of arts and music of the National Academy of Sciences, in 1990.

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Letter to the Editor by Fredrica Wechsler, 1973

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A 1973 letter to the editor from Fredrica Wechsler, pointing out the inherent sexism in their "Working Girl of the Month" feature.

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A 1973 letter to the editor from Fredrica Wechsler, pointing out the inherent sexism in their "Working Girl of the Month" feature.

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Fredrica Wechsler, 1949

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Fredrica Wechsler as night editor of the Michigan Daily in 1949.

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Fredrica Wechsler as night editor of the Michigan Daily in 1949.

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Hortense Powdermaker

Anthropologist Hortense Powdermaker used her experiences of anti-Semitism and “passing” to offer new insights into how societies manage tensions between insiders and outsiders.

Go See "Selma"

I cried six times during the movie Selma. Each time for a different reason, and with varying durations/intensities. Within the first few minutes I had tears of mourning and shock running down my face. At one point I broke into sobs of sorrow.

Edmund Pettus Bridge

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The view when driving over the Edmund Pettus Bridge, the site of many of Selma's major scenes.

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The view when driving over the Edmund Pettus Bridge, the site of many of Selma's major scenes.

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