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  • Van Dyke, Jonathan (UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, 2018-01-19)
    Norman Lear is best known for creating and producing the landmark television shows, "All in the Family," "Maude," "Good Times" and "The Jeffersons." These shows treated controversial topics such as race relations, politics ...
  • Robinson, Nathan J. (Current Affairs, 2020-10-22)
    Abbie Hoffman was a radical social activist and revolutionary, who was part of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the Youth International Party (Yippees). He is best known for being a prominent defendant in ...
  • Riga, Andy (Montreal Gazette, 2016-04-15)
    This article is an interview with Robert Silverman, known as Bicycle Bob. Silverman is credited with being a pioneer who helped to transform Montreal from a city without bike paths or places to park bikes into one of the ...
  • Friedman, Gabe (Jewish Telgraphic Agency (Archive), 2015-01-17)
    This article, from the archive of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency discusses the role of Jews in the bloody marches in Selma, Alabama in 1965, to press for voting rights for African Americans. Jewish organizations, as well ...
  • Anderson, Adrienne Wigdortz (Jewish Journal, 2020-08-14)
    Although Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and Sojourner Truth were some of the best known figures in the battle for women's suffrage in the United States, other activists played a significant role in the suffrage ...
  • Marchese, David (The New York Times, 2020-07-27)
    This article is an interview with Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, the founders of Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream. Cohen and Greenfield, childhood friends, founded Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream in 1978. It became a ...
  • Dicker, Ron (The Forward, 2009-12-16)
    “ 'The work that Bill did with the outcasts, the unpopular and the disenfranchised was to be a good Jew, continuing the Jewish tradition of standing up for the underdog,' Emily Kunstler said. The Kunstler daughters have ...
  • Vorspan, Al (Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, 2015-01-23)
    From the introduction: "The movie Selma moved me very deeply, and I was impressed with the superb acting (especially MLK) and brilliant writing. But I was also troubled that this movie (so clearly on the side of the angels) ...
  • Blair, Elizabeth (National Public Radio, Inc., 2012-09-05)
    "The man behind "Strange Fruit" is New York City's Abel Meeropol, and he really has two stories." Click on the link above to find out more.
  • Rothman, Lily (Time, 2014-11-24)
    An article written on the occasion of Schwerner, Chaney and Goodman being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for their work and martyrdom during the "Freedom Summer" voter registration drive. Click on the link above ...
  • Baumgartner, Neil (Jim Crow Museum, Ferris State University, 2012)
    A brief recounting of the deaths of "Civil rights workers Michael Henry Schwerner, James Earl Chaney, and Andrew Goodman [who] were killed by a mob of Klansmen in Neshoba County, Mississippi, on June 21, 1964." Click on ...
  • National Council of Jewish Women (2017)
    Inspired by Jewish values, the National Council of Jewish Women is a grassroots advocacy organization that advocates for social justice in order to improve the lives of women, children and families. Click on the link to ...
  • Alinsky, Saul (San Francisco Bay Area Television archive, 2011-09-25)
    KPIX-TV documentary film from 1966 about the American community organizer and writer Saul Alinsky. Features extended interviews with Alinksy at his home in Carmel, California on wide ranging issues such as poverty, injustice, ...
  • Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity (2017)
    A foundation established by Elie Wiesel and his wife, Marion shortly after he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986. Founded in memory of the holocaust, the purpose of the foundation is to combat prejudice and intolerance. ...
  • Langer, Emily (Washington Post, 2016-07-02)
    Obituary of Elie Wiesel in the Washington Post. Click on the link to read the obituary.
  • Nobelrize.org (Nobel Media AB, 2016)
    Elie Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986. This site contains pertinent facts, links to biographical information, his Nobel Lecture, Acceptance Speech and an interview with him. Click on this link to the official ...
  • Biography.com (A&E Television Networks, 2017-02-08)
    Biography of noted Holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel. Click on the link to read the biography.
  • Jewish Women's Archive (2017)
    Comprehensive biographical essay, produced in collaboration with the Emma Goldman Papers (http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/goldman/), about the life, contributions and significance of Emma Goldman. Includes a chronology of ...
  • Margoliick, David (The New York Times, 1985-11-10)
    A New York Times article about the Workmen's Circle, written to commemorate the 85th year of its founding. Contains a description of its historical roots and the ways in which it has both changed and kept faith its founding ...
  • The Worker's Circle (The Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring,The Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring, 2017)
    Founded as a national organization in 1900,originally as the Workmen's Circle (Der Arbeiter Ring in Yiddish), its mission was to support the needs of the flood of Jewish Immigrants from Eastern Europe. The Workmen's Circle ...

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