Program Details

Strong American Jewish Women:  The Battle For the Vote - Boca Raton

Sylvia Gurinsky
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Course Description

From immigrants to those with long legacies in the United States, Jewish women helped lead the march to voting rights for all American women more than a century ago. Join Sylvia Gurinsky for a look at the Jewish icons of the suffrage movement – a combination of immigrants and families with long legacies in the New World. Learn how they overcame anti-Semitism and sexism to win the right to vote, and how Jewish women continued to play roles in election freedom in the U.S. and around the world long after the passage of the 19th Amendment. 

About the Instructor

  • A native South Floridian, Sylvia Gurinsky is a local history educator and guide for Flamingo Gardens, the Miami-Dade County Women's Park and various local universities. She co-hosts the television series "Roadside Florida," produced by the Lynn & Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives. A graduate of Florida International University, she worked for WPLG-Channel 10, "the Jewish Journal," and History Miami Museum. Her honors have included two Florida Associated Press Awards for Editorial Writing and a Peter Jennings Project Fellowship for Journalists and the Constitution at the National Constitution Center.