This Week in History
If a picture is worth a thousand words, Sally Fox was one of the most vocal figures in women’s history.
"I am driven to try to document what women are really doing, so they won't be taken for granted," Fox said in a 1990 interview with the Boston Globe.
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This Week: February 20 - February 26
Silent film star Theda Bara was profiled in the "New York Times," following her appearance in "A Fool There Was" in 1915.
"Batwoman is an important character, and a socially important one that has meaning that extends well beyond the printed pages of the world she lives in."
Wanda Landowska, credited with reviving harpsichord music in the 20th century, performed Bach's "Goldberg Variations" at New York City's Town Hall. It was the first 20th-century performance of this work on the harpsichord.
"New Orleans Times-Picayune" celebrates 100th birthday of Elizabeth D.A. Cohen, Louisiana's first practicing female physician
The "New Orleans Times-Picayune" published an interview with Elizabeth D.A. Cohen, the first practicing female physician in Louisiana, on her 100th birthday.
New York Judge Judith Kaye was nominated by Governor Mario Cuomo to become the first female Chief Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals.
Singer Shirley Cohen Steinberg records the beloved Passover song One Morning.
Founding of Hadassah, the organization which brought American Jewish women into the ranks of Zionism's most influential activists.
Labor activist Rose Pesotta aided striking workers of Goodyear Rubber tire factory in Akron, Ohio.
Sally Fox - "I am driven to try to document what women are really doing, so they won't be taken for granted."
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Jewish Women's Archive. "This Week in History: February 20 – February 26." (Viewed on February 23, 2017) <https://jwa.org/thisweek>.