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This Week in History

This Week in History

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This Week: May 21 - May 27

Atlantic City hotel apologizes to Bertha Rayner Frank for anti-Jewish discrimination

May 21, 1907

The proprietors of the Marlborough-Blenheim Hotel in Atlantic City apologized to Bertha Rayner Frank for her experience with anti-Jewish discrimination at their hotel.

Clara de Hirsch

Clara de Hirsch Home for Working Girls opens

May 22, 1899

The Clara de Hirsch Home for Working Girls, a residence and vocational training center for young women, opened its doors.

Susan Sontag, 2001

Susan Sontag publishes last essay

May 23, 2004

Susan Sontag's last essay, "Regarding the Torture of Others," was published in the "New York Times Magazine."

Thumbnail of Rachel King on the Publication of Carol Gilligan's In a Different Voice, 2015

Carol Gilligan publishes "In a Different Voice"

May 24, 1982

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.

Beverly Sills

Birth of opera star Beverly Sills

May 25, 1929

Birth of opera star and arts advocate Beverly Sills.

Belle Moskowitz

Political trailblazer Belle Moskowitz wins passage of bill regulating NY dance halls

May 26, 1910

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.

Clara Lemlich in a Shirtwaist, circa 1910

Activist Clara Shavelson leads butcher shop boycott

May 27, 1935

New York City women, led by activist Clara Shavelson, picketed Manhattan butcher shops to demand a reduction in the price of meat.

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "This Week in History: May 21 – May 27." (Viewed on May 23, 2018) <https://jwa.org/thisweek>.

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