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Jewish Radicalism: Why or Why Not?

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Jewish Radicalism: Why or Why Not? worksheet which accompanies Lesson 7, Part 1 of Living the Legacy: Jews and the Labor Movement.
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Jewish Radicalism: Why or Why Not? worksheet which accompanies Lesson 7, Part 1 of Living the Legacy: Jews and the Labor Movement.
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Frances Goldin, 87-year-old Occupy protester unsuccessfully tries to get arrested

In response to the police crackdown on Occupy protests across the country, thousands of people assembled with renewed energy at Occupy Wall Street on November 17th, dubbed the Occupy Wall Street Day of Action. While most protesters understand there is a chance they might be arrested, one protester was actively trying to make that happen. Frances Goldin, 87, has been arrested nine times for civil disobedience; her goal is to make it 12.

10 Things You Should Know About Clara Lemlich

When Clara Lemlich was growing up in the Ukraine, her religious parents did not want their daughter learning Russian, the language of an antisemitic empire. But the strong minded girl was drawn to Russia’s literary masters—Tolstoy, Gorky, and Turgenev—and to the revolutionary literature being written in Russian. She took on odd jobs—sewing buttons, teaching folk songs, writing letters for illiterate women—to pay for Russian lessons and later for books she kept hidden from her family.

Sophie Gerson, 1910 - 2006

Sophie Gerson was a legendary figure in the history of textile union organizing in the South and a lifelong fighter for peace, justice and socialism.

Sophie Gerson with Fellow Defendants

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Sophie Gerson with fellow defendants, Amy Schecter and Vera Bush, three of the 16 labor activists charged with the murder of a Gastonia, N.C. police chief in 1929. The defendants were later acquitted.
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Sophie Gerson with fellow defendants, Amy Schecter and Vera Bush, three of the 16 labor activists charged with the murder of a Gastonia, N.C. police chief in 1929. The defendants were later acquitted.
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Sophie Gerson with Fellow Labor Activists

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Sophie Gerson with fellow labor activists in Gastonia, N.C. in front of the offices of the Jewish Daily Freiheit.
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Sophie Gerson

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Labor activist Sophie Gerson.
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Labor activist Sophie Gerson.
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Sophie Gerson, Cropped

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Labor activist Sophie Gerson.
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Courtyard in Amalgamated Cooperative, 1928

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Courtyard in Amalgamated Cooperative, one of the cooperatives built by Jewish organizers in the Bronx, 1928.

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Courtyard in Amalgamated Cooperative, one of the cooperatives built by Jewish organizers in the Bronx, 1928.

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Dorothy Ray Healey, 1914 - 2006

My grandmother, Dorothy Ray Healey, didn't listen to you with her ears. Now, that's not a joke about her becoming hard of hearing as she grew older. She listened with her eyes. Her eyes took the measure of you as you spoke, and you knew it.

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