Last week I was able to spend a week learning from the wonderful people at the Jewish Women’s Archive as they were teaching us how to use their online archive in our schools, especially the Living the Legacy curriculum. The curriculum teaches about the role of Jewish women and men in the civil rights movement, an event that changed the world we live in.
One statistic that struck me is that some estimates suggest nearly half the white women who went south to work for civil rights from the north had Jewish heritage as part of their family history. These were mostly women of privilege who saw injustice and wanted to change it. This story is important and visiting JWA’s website and learning about these extraordinary women would be well worth your time.
Read More: @ jwablog.jwa.org
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