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Politics and Government

Jeanne Manford

In 1973 Jeanne Manford’s fierce love for her gay son in the face of national condemnation of homosexuality led her to create a support network for other families, Parents of Gays, later known as PFLAG.

Amanda Simpson

A skilled pilot and aeronautics engineer, Amanda Simpson made history in 2010 when she became the first openly transgender presidential appointee, as senior technical advisor to the Bureau of Industry and Security.

Carol Wise Beside JWA Poster in the Abandoned Congregation Beth Israel in Biloxi, June 21, 2007

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Jewish Women's Archive (JWA) former board member Carol Wise stands beside JWA's Women of Valor poster of Hannah Solomon in the abandoned Congregation Beth Israel in Biloxi.

This photograph was taken by Jayne K. Guberman, Director of Oral History at the Jewish Women’s Archive, on June 21, 2007.

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Jewish Women's Archive (JWA) former board member Carol Wise stands beside JWA's Women of Valor poster of Hannah Solomon in the abandoned Congregation Beth Israel in Biloxi.

This photograph was taken by Jayne K. Guberman, Director of Oral History at the Jewish Women’s Archive, on June 21, 2007.

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Katrina Bags from UGA Hillel, 2005

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Two women hold welcome bags from the University of Georgia Hillel for Katrina evacuees, September 2005
Photo by Michael Jacobs, courtesy of the Atlanta Jewish Times.
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Two women hold welcome bags from the University of Georgia Hillel for Katrina evacuees, September 2005


Photo by Michael Jacobs, courtesy of the Atlanta Jewish Times.

Harriet Perl, 1920 - 2013

Like everyone who took Harriet Perl for English or American literature at Hamilton High School in West Los Angeles, I never forgot her. She was a gifted teacher who gave the job great stature. What came back most vividly when I thought of her was her smile—radiant and affirming—and my joy in getting an A on a book report.

Harriet Perl

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Harriet Perl.
Courtesy of Tracy Moore.
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Harriet Perl.

Courtesy of Tracy Moore.

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Harriet Perl at Kiddush

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Photo of Harriet Perl.
Courtesy of Sylvia Sukop.
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Photo of Harriet Perl.

Courtesy of Sylvia Sukop.

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Carol Wise

In her work with United Way, Carol Wise worked intensively to restore childcare facilities and rebuild playgrounds throughout New Orleans.

Miriam Waltzer

Miriam Waltzer, a retired judge who had spent her career working to improve the lives of others, found it difficult to be on the receiving end as a refugee in need of aid.

Roselle Ungar

Roselle Ungar used new technologies to keep her scattered community together during the evacuation, and her wry humor to keep herself sane despite the upheaval.

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