December 10, 2012
Rosa Parks and Hanukkah: Why Ignorance Isn't Always Bliss
On the Thursday night before Hanukkah began, I attended an event called A Sip of Eser, an introductory session to the ten-part young adult learning program Eser (meaning 10) run by Hebrew College in nearby Newton, MA. Amidst the tumult of a Boston bar, and alongside several dozen people I had never met, I heard rabbinical student, Seth Wax, tell a Hanukkah story none of us had ever heard.
November 1, 2012
JWA Spotlights Jewish Women's Activism
Like all large groups of people, American Jews are complex and irreducible despite some aspects of shared culture. Recently, the Jewish Women’s Archive made an interesting choice to focus a new curriculum on Jewish involvement in the labor and civil rights movements — without cheerleading or focusing solely on women’s involvement — thereby shining a probing light on that very complexity.
September 19, 2012
What's With All The Teacher Hate?
Sarah Seltzer, contributing writer to the The Sisterhood, shares her thoughts on education, class, gender, unions, and workers' rights.
January 18, 2012
Black History Month: Wednesdays in Mississippi
You might think that I – a public historian – would love the opportunities on our public calendar to celebrate historical figures and communities. But truth be told, I’m a bit of a skeptic.
How to cite this page
Jewish Women's Archive. "Civil Rights." (Viewed on July 29, 2014) <http://jwa.org/topics/civil-rights>.
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