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10 Things You Should Know About Rose Schneiderman

Born in 1882 into a devout Jewish family in Saven, Poland, Rose Schneiderman was raised from an early age to believe she was capable of doing anything a man could do. Her parents enrolled her in a Jewish school at the age of four. Two years later, the family moved to the city of Chelm so that Rose could attend a Russian public school and receive an excellent secular education.

Florence Prag Kahn

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Florence Prag Kahn (1866–1948) was the first Jewish woman and only the fifth woman to serve in Congress. She was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (D-California).

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Florence Prag Kahn (1866–1948) was the first Jewish woman and only the fifth woman to serve in Congress. She was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (D-California).

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President Kennedy with Leaders of the March on Washington, 1963

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President John F. Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson meeting with leaders of the March on Washington, August 28, 1963. Leaders include Willard Wirtz, Martin Luther King, Jr., Eugene Carson Blake, Walter Reuther, A. Philip Randolph, John Lewis, Whitney Young, Mathew Ahmann, Joachim Prinz, Roy Wilkins, John Lewis, and Floyd McKissick.
Photographed by Cecil W. Stoughton.
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President John F. Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson meeting with leaders of the March on Washington, August 28, 1963. Leaders include Willard Wirtz, Martin Luther King, Jr., Eugene Carson Blake, Walter Reuther, A. Philip Randolph, John Lewis, Whitney Young, Mathew Ahmann, Joachim Prinz, Roy Wilkins, John Lewis, and Floyd McKissick.

Photographed by Cecil W. Stoughton.
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Ernestine L. Rose

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Ernestine Rose (1810-1892) was a pro-suffrage, anti-slavery orator in the United States whose activism was recognized by contemporaries as a key contribution to the suffrage movement.

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Ernestine Rose (1810-1892) was a pro-suffrage, anti-slavery orator in the United States whose activism was recognized by contemporaries as a key contribution to the suffrage movement.

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Civil Rights and Social Justice Today

Consider what contemporary civil rights and social justice issues matter to us today, and how Jews and African Americans determine their priorities and responsibilities to effect social change.

Community Organizing I: Freedom Summer

Explore the role of community organizing, Jewish values, and moral conviction in the lives of young civil rights activists as you imagine yourself a participant in Mississippi Freedom Summer.

Rabbi Joachim Prinz's Speech at the March on Washington, 1963

Click "About this clip" to read transcript. Retrieved from http://www.joachimprinz.com/civilrights.htm. Permission to use granted by Jonathan Prinz.
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Rabbi James Wax's Sermon on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 1968, with Newspaper Clipping, Page 4

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Page 4 of 4: Rabbi James Wax, "Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr." Sermon delivered at Temple Israel, Memphis, TN on April 5, 1968. Courtesy of Rabbi James Wax, Board of Trustees, and Archivist of Temple Israel, Memphis TN. The newspaper clipping shows a photo of Wax.
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Page 4 of 4: Rabbi James Wax, "Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr." Sermon delivered at Temple Israel, Memphis, TN on April 5, 1968. Courtesy of Rabbi James Wax, Board of Trustees, and Archivist of Temple Israel, Memphis TN. The newspaper clipping shows a photo of Wax.

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Rabbi James Wax's Sermon on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 1968, Page 3

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Page 3 of 4: Rabbi James Wax, "Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr." Sermon delivered at Temple Israel, Memphis, TN on April 5, 1968. Courtesy of Rabbi James Wax, Board of Trustees, and Archivist of Temple Israel, Memphis TN.
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Page 3 of 4: Rabbi James Wax, "Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr." Sermon delivered at Temple Israel, Memphis, TN on April 5, 1968. Courtesy of Rabbi James Wax, Board of Trustees, and Archivist of Temple Israel, Memphis TN.

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