This Week in History
“Rebecca Solomon’s success as a professional artist was remarkable in the mid-nineteenth century, a time when women artists were the exception rather than the rule. However, that she was among the first Jewish women artists, if not the first, makes her career and artwork even more important.”
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This Week: September 24 - September 30
Joanne Greenberg, author of "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden," was born.
Eugenia Zukerman, multitalented flutist, author, and journalist, was born.
"That Rebecca Solomon was among the first Jewish women artists, if not the first, makes her career and artwork even more important.”
Emma Goldman, described by J. Edgar Hoover as "beyond doubt, [one] of the most dangerous anarchists in this country," was released from a two-year prison term, only to be immediately rearrested.
"I just want to say, ‘C’mon guys, I’m an intelligent person, why don’t you just trust me?’ But you can’t give up.” - Actress Bonnie Franklin
Peggy Charren, education advocate and founder of Action for Children's Television, received a Presidential Medal of Freedom acknowledging her almost three decades of advocacy.
Writer and humanitarian Ruth Gruber, who led a 1944 American mission to save 1000 WWII refugees, was born.
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Jewish Women's Archive. "This Week in History: September 24 – September 30." (Viewed on September 25, 2018) <https://jwa.org/thisweek>.