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Marcia Greenberger

b. 1946

Marcia Greenberger is founder and co-president of the National Women’s Law Center, established in 1972 to advocate for women’s issues in education, jobs, economic security, and health. Marcia was the first full-time women’s rights legal advocate in Washington. Under her leadership, the NWLC has used the law to draw attention to these issues including, notably, enforcement of Title IX to gain equality for women in athletics. 

Scope and Content Note

In her interview, Marcia describes how she became aware of discrimination against women and Jews during college and as she entered law school during the height of the Vietnam War. Caught up in the turbulent ‘60’s, she committed herself to seeking social change, a goal rooted in the Jewish values she learned in her home growing up, and in the inspiration of John F. Kennedy’s call to service. An early pioneer, she was one of ten women in her law school class of 240. She remembers with great admiration and fondness her mentor in the law, Justice Arthur Goldberg. 

How to cite this page

Oral History of Marcia Greenberger. Interviewed by Deborah Ross. 27 June 2011. Jewish Women's Archive. (Viewed on December 11, 2023) <https://jwa.org/oralhistories/greenberger-marcia>.

Oral History of Marcia Greenberger by the Jewish Women's Archive is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at https://jwa.org/contact/OralHistory.


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