This Week in History
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This Week: May 22 - May 28
The Clara de Hirsch Home for Working Girls, a residence and vocational training center for young women, opened its doors.
Susan Sontag's last essay, "Regarding the Torture of Others," was published in the "New York Times Magazine."
Psychologist Carol Gilligan published "In a Different Voice," the first book to argue that women's psychological development could not be understood by studying men.
Birth of opera star and arts advocate Beverly Sills.
Belle Moskowitz, who became the most important female political activist of her day, passed a bill through the New York State Assembly requiring major NY dance halls to obtain a license.
New York City women, led by activist Clara Shavelson, picketed Manhattan butcher shops to demand a reduction in the price of meat.
Birth of Lizzie Black Kander, a leading Jewish social reformer in Milwaukee and author of the still-in print "Settlement Cookbook."
The Virginia Holocaust Museum in Richmond celebrated Jewish American Heritage Month by unveiling the Jewish-American Hall of Fame plaque honoring Nobel Prize Winner in Medicine Dr. Gertrude Elion.
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Jewish Women's Archive. "This Week in History: May 22 – May 28." (Viewed on May 26, 2017) <https://jwa.org/thisweek>.