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100 Years of Women's Suffrage in New York

Date: June 5, 2017
Time: 1:30 pm
Contact: Peggy Kurtz
Phone: 718.268.5011 ext 151
Email: [email protected]

Bonnie Anderson

The Rabbi's Atheist Daughter: Ernestine Rose
19th Century Jewish Feminist Pioneer

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A radical feminist once more famous than Susan B. Anthony, Ernestine Rose was a Jewish woman who became one of the 19th century's best known feminists and freethinkers. A rabbi's daughter, Rose refused an arranged marriage and left her family and Poland forever at age 17. Immigrating to New York in 1836, she became a famous orator, speaking for women's rights and against slavery. A Jew, an atheist, an immigrant, and a woman, Rose was written out of history. On the 100th anniversary of NYS Women's Suffrage, Bonnie Anderson returns an extraordinary Jewish woman—one of the mothers of American feminism—to her rightful place in history.

Bonnie Anderson was Professor of Women's Studies at CUNY Graduate Center.


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