This Week in History
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This Week: July 17 - July 23
Simone Veil, first European Parliament president, received the first Johanna Löwenherz Award, a bequest from a 19th century feminist.
A Summer Institute in Women's History, held at Sarah Lawrence College from July 13-29, 1979 immersed 43 female leaders in women's history and led to the creation of Women's History Month.
The "New York World" published Emma Goldman's anarchist manifesto, "What I Believe."
Jewish Women International (JWI) sponsored the first conference on domestic abuse in the Jewish community, entitled "Pursuing Truth, Justice and Righteousness: A Call to Action," in Baltimore, Maryland.
"Yiddish is a language rich in humor, depth and expression.” - Historian Chava Turniansky
Silent film star Theda Bara was born.
Death of Elsa Neumann, first female doctoral graduate of University of Berlin
How to cite this page
Jewish Women's Archive. "This Week in History: July 17 – July 23." (Viewed on July 21, 2017) <https://jwa.org/thisweek>.