This Week in History
“We women are gathering because life on the precipice is intolerable,” Women’s Pentagon Action declared in a unity statement before its march from Arlington National Cemetery to the Pentagon on Nov
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This Week: November 12 - November 18
Birth of Caroline Klein Simon, public activist and pioneer in the fight for women's and human rights.
There are 230 heroines in Caroline Moorehead’s book "A Train in Winter."
Modern dance pioneer Anna Sokolow debuted on Broadway.
Hundreds of women met in Tuxedo Hall in New York City for the first national convention of the National Council of Jewish Women.
The election of Shoshana Cardin as the first woman to lead the Council of Jewish Federations opened a new era for women's involvement in national Jewish institutions.
Pioneering Yiddish scholar Ruth Wisse was awarded the prestigious National Humanities Medal.
Alma Gluck, the most popular concert singer of her day, made her debut.
Photographer Diana Mara Henry documented historic women’s march on the Pentagon.
Jaimy Gordon received the 2010 National Book Award for Fiction for Lord of Misrule.
Soprano Roberta Peters debuted at the Metropolitan Opera when she replaced a colleague on six hours notice; she achieved the longest tenure of any Met soprano.
Spearheaded by Bella Abzug, the federally funded National Women's Conference convened in Houston to put forward a National Plan of Action.
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Jewish Women's Archive. "This Week in History: November 12 – November 18." (Viewed on November 15, 2018) <https://jwa.org/thisweek>.