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  • Martin, Sandra (The Globe and Mail, 2013-05-29)
    Lengthy obituary on the life, death and significance of Dr. Henry Morgentaler. Click on the link above to access the obituary.
  • (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 ...
  • (A&E Television Networks, 2017-02-08)
    Biography of noted Holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel. Click on the link to read the biography.
  • 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.
  • Jewish Women's Archive (2017)
    Comprehensive biographical essay, produced in collaboration with the Emma Goldman Papers (, about the life, contributions and significance of Emma Goldman. Includes a chronology of ...
  • Marshall, Tabitha; McLaren, Angus (Canadian Encyclopedia, 2013-12-16)
    Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia about Dr. Henry Morgentaler, who advocated for abortion rights in Canada. Click on the link above to access the article.
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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) ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Dunphy, Catherine (, 2013-05-31)
    Personal reflections on the complex life, work and contributions of Dr. Henry Morgentaler, written by the author of a 1996 biography of Dr. Morgentaler. Click on the link above to access the article.
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...



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