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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.

Rose Pastor Stokes: Jewess with Attitude

On April 5, 1905, J.Graham Phelps Stokes —Yale graduate, businessman, scion of one of New York’s “Four Hundred” families, social worker at the University Settlement on the Lower East Side, dabbler in progressive politics — announced his engagement to Rose Pastor — Russian Jewish immigrant, cigarmaker-turned-journalist, self-identified girl of the Jewish ghetto.

Janet Rosenberg Jagan

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Janet Rosenberg Jagan.
Courtesy of Suzanne Wasserman/Thunder of Guyana
Janet Rosenberg Jagan.
Courtesy of Suzanne Wasserman/Thunder of Guyana

Questions Posed by Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman to Lenin, 1920

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In 1920, Goldman and Berkman gained an audience with Lenin, in which they asked a series of questions about the Soviet suppression of dissent and persecution of anarchists. Dissatisfied with his responses and disillusioned with the Soviet Union, Goldman and Berkman soon left the country.
Institution: Russian State Archive of Social-Political History
In 1920, Goldman and Berkman gained an audience with Lenin, in which they asked a series of questions about the Soviet suppression of dissent and persecution of anarchists. Dissatisfied with his responses and disillusioned with the Soviet Union, Goldman and Berkman soon left the country.
Institution: Russian State Archive of Social-Political History

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Emma Goldman and Comrades in Spain, 1936

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Goldman speaks with comrades in Spain during the Spanish Civil War, Fall 1936.
Courtesy of the Emma Goldman Papers.
Goldman speaks with comrades in Spain during the Spanish Civil War, Fall 1936.
Courtesy of the Emma Goldman Papers.

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Helen Yglesias

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Helen Yglesias.
Photograph by Margaret Joskow, courtesy of Rafael Yglesias.

Helen Yglesias.

Photograph by Margaret Joskow, courtesy of Rafael Yglesias.

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Execution of Ethel Rosenberg

June 19, 1953

Ethel Rosenberg was executed alongside her husband, Julius Rosenberg.

Archery Class at Camp Watitoh, 1950

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Archery class is at Camp Watitoh in Becket, Massachusetts, 1950.
Courtesy of the American Jewish Historical Society.
Archery class is at Camp Watitoh in Becket, Massachusetts, 1950.
Courtesy of the American Jewish Historical Society.

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Women by a Swimming Pool

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Young women by a swimming pool was taken at a summer camp under the auspices of the Young Women's Hebrew Association (YWHA).
Courtesy of the 92nd Street Y, New York City.
Young women by a swimming pool was taken at a summer camp under the auspices of the Young Women's Hebrew Association (YWHA).
Courtesy of the 92nd Street Y, New York City.

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