by Reena Sigman Friedman

Immigrant Women

In May, 1902, scores of outraged Jewish housewives took to the streets chanting slogans, dousing the meat in butcher store windows with petroleum and setting it afire. Some 15 years later, the young female members of Local 25 of the International Ladies Garment Workers’ Union established a social and educational center to overcome the tedium of sweatshops.

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