This Week in History
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This Week: May 1 - May 7
Labor leaders Bessie Abramowitz and Sidney Hillman announced their engagement while leading the clothing workers' contingent in the Chicago May Day Parade.
The American Jewish Committee announced publication of a guidebook by Gladys Rosen suggesting ways to recognize Jewish contributions to the United States during the Bicentennial celebrations.
Lillie Steinhorn retired from the Social Security Administration as the longest-serving federal employee on record.
Soprano Roberta Peters had the longest tenure of any Metropolitan Opera soprano and has worked to popularize opera throughout her career.
Nacha Rivkin founded the first yeshiva for girls in the U.S. to give her daughter and other girls an educational opportunity denied to them
Barbara Dobkin, the Founding Chair of the Jewish Women's Archive, receives an honorary degree from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in recognition of her visionary advocacy of women's causes.
Rand's most famous novel launched the popular and controversial philosophy of Objectivism.
Writer Maxine Kumin won the esteemed award for poetry for her collection "Up Country: Poems of New England."
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Jewish Women's Archive. "This Week in History: May 1 – May 7." (Viewed on May 1, 2017) <https://jwa.org/thisweek>.