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Lunch and Learn, January 30

Join the Shvesterhood on January 30, 2016, immediately after Kiddush for a Lunch and Learn with author Diane Kiesel who will share her many years of research and writing on the life of Dr. Dorothy Boulding Ferebee. You’ve heard of Rosa Parks, Mary McLeod Bethune and Coretta Scott King but what about Dr. Dorothy Boulding Ferebee? Dr. Ferebee was one of the most effective civil rights leaders you’ve never heard of. A doctor, buplic health pioneer and advocate for women and racial equality, she delivered door-to-door health care to African Americans living in poverty in teh rural south. She advised presidents and foreign governments as she tried to enlighten the Washington DC political elite. At great personal cost, she navigated the narrow, dangerous straits of living two lives in 1950’s America: wife/mother and doctor/political change agent. Now Diane Kiesel, Acting Judge of the New York State Supreme Court and journalist, has written a powerful book that brings the story of Dorothy Boulding Ferebee to light.

Buy the book and watch “She Can Bring Us Home: Dr. Dorothy Boulding Ferebee, Civil Rights Pioneer” by Diane Kiesel on Vimeo.

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