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National debut of "Ding Dong School"

December 22, 1952

"Ding Dong School," an early and influential television program for preschoolers, debuted nationally.

Release of "Free To Be You and Me"

November 27, 1972

"Free To Be You and Me," the album of non-sexist stories and songs that helped shape the self-understanding and world view of a generation of children, was released.

Women strike for peace

November 1, 1961

"End the Arms Race - Not the Human Race" was the slogan of the first day-long strike organized by the Women Strike For Peace organization.

Honor for children's television activist Peggy Charren

September 29, 1995

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.

Death of Hadassah activist Alice Seligsberg

August 27, 1940

Hadassah activist Alice Seligsberg died.

Puppeteer and TV star Shari Lewis dies

August 2, 1998

Children's television favorite Shari Lewis, a puppeteer who created the characters Lamb Chop and Charlie Horse, died.

The New York Times reports on naming ceremonies for Jewish girls

March 14, 1977

The New York Times reported on the emergence of formal naming ceremonies for newborn Jewish girls.

Ruth Mosko Handler unveils Barbie Doll

March 9, 1959

Ruth Mosko Handler unveiled the Barbie Doll at the International American Toy Fair in New York.

Author Judy Blume received lifetime achievement award

January 22, 1996

Prolific children's author Judy Blume was awarded the American Library Association's Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement. The award made special mention of her controversial novel "Forever."

Summer Camping in the United States

Summer camping became an American institution in the aftermath of World War I, evolving within a society that was concerned with children and wished to raise the next generation as "able bodied" and "morally upright" American citizens.

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