On November 5th, 1930, at the third annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, Norma Shearer won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in The Divorcee, a film about a love triangle in a posh New York inner circle.
On March 9, 2016 the CEO and president of the Forward Association announced that Rukhl Schaechter would become the next editor of Forverts, or the Yiddish Daily Forward. Her promotion also marks the first time there will be both a female editor and an American-born editor of Forverts in its long history.
Led by Myra Wolfgang, organizers from the Waiters and Waitresses Union of Detroit walked into a Detroit Woolworth’s five and dime store, blew a whistle, and declared the beginning of an 8-day sit-down strike.
JWA blogger Leah Berkenwald made “connections between the themes of freedom and equality in the most widely read story of her generation to the movement for equal rights for women and resistance to bigotry in a clear, energetic and youthful voice.”