Barbara Jacobs Haber focused her civil rights activism on sit-ins and desegregating restaurants and bars. Haber attended Brandeis University on an arts scholarship, getting a bachelor’s degree in 1960 and continuing there into graduate school. She became active in the Congress of Racial Equality while a student, attended the founding convention of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and organized a group at the university called the Emergency Public Integration Committee. After dropping out of graduate school and returning home to Baltimore, she participated in sit-ins with Baltimore CORE. She later became involved with the early women’s movement and moved to Berkeley to train as a therapist. She practices psychotherapy with an emphasis on art therapy.
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Jewish Women's Archive. "Barbara Jacobs Haber." (Viewed on May 25, 2019) <https://jwa.org/people/haber-barbara>.