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Birth of Vera Weisbord, Radical

August 19, 1895

Birth of Vera Weisbord, Radical

"Don't Patronize Reds!" Advertisement by Anonymous

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A black and white advertisement from the mid-1950's describing the dangers of supporting members of the Communist who work in the entertainment industry. By anonymous, via Wikimedia Commons.

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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

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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 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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Labor activist Sophie Gerson.
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Labor activist Sophie Gerson.
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