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Randi Weingarten

When she was elected president of the American Federation of Teachers in 2008, Randi Weingarten became the first openly gay leader of an American national labor union.

Emma Goldman with Noam Green

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Altered photograph picturing Emma Goldman with author Noam Green.
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Judith Rosenbaum on Clara Lemlich Shavelson Thumbnail

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Judith Rosenbaum on Ethel Rosenberg

This Week in History: On June 19, 1953, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed for treason. Judith Rosenbaum discusses how Ethel's demeanor impacted the jury's decision.
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This Week in History: On June 19, 1953, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed for treason. Judith Rosenbaum discusses how Ethel's demeanor impacted the jury's decision.

Esther Dischereit

Esther Dischereit’s poetry, essays, operas, and radio plays incorporate her experiences as “other,” growing up Jewish in post-war Germany.

Leslie Feinberg

A working-class lesbian, transgender activist, and communist, Leslie Feinberg became an important voice for lesbians of her generation with the publication of her powerful 1993 novel Stone Butch Blues.

Justine Wise Polier gives passionate speech on justice at Christ Church.

October 14, 1952
"I saw the vast chasms between our rhetoric of freedom, equality and charity, and what we were doing to, or not doing for poor people, especially children.” - Justine Wise Polier

Toni Sender

Toni Sender’s wide-ranging quest to save the world led her from the union hall to the German Parliament (as a socialist) and finally to the UN.

Sonya Levien

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Labor activist and prolific screenwriter Sonya Levien.
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Labor activist and prolific screenwriter Sonya Levien.

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Lillian Herstein

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Lillian Herstein.
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Lillian Herstein.

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