This Week in History
Ten thousand women marched down New York's Fifth Avenue on August 26, 1970, to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment, which granted women the right to vote.
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This Week: August 21 - August 27
Death of Pioneer Fanny Brooks
Writer Dorothy Parker is born
Pioneering dietician and educator Frances Stern published an article on the importance of nutrition education in the "Boston Globe."
The first issue of "Die Deborah," a German-language newspaper focused on serving women's interests, was published.
Eugenia Levy Phillips was arrested as a Confederate spy.
Dr. Gail G. Shapiro treated over 36,000 asthma patients over 31 years of work at the same hospital.
Three generations of activist Seaman family marched together in the tenth anniversary celebration of the New York Women's Strike for Equality.
A massive "Women Strike for Equality" march in commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the 19th amendment took place in New York City and other cities.
Jackie Gothard thanks Hayley Fields for Torah scroll on behalf of Beth Israel Synagogue in New Orleans.
Hadassah activist Alice Seligsberg died.
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Jewish Women's Archive. "This Week in History: August 21 – August 27." (Viewed on August 21, 2017) <https://jwa.org/thisweek>.