The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath

Sep 05, 2023

Today’s literary Rosenberg Mention of the Day comes from the Times of India courtesy of Sylvia Plath: “'It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs and I didn’t know… Read More
Ethel Rosenberg smiles as she stands next to a kitchen sink, with a plate and washcloth in hand, clean dishes piled in the drying rack beside her. She wears a sundress with a large, floral pattern.

Aug 11, 2023

On this day in 1950, Ethel Rosenberg was arrested and charged with "conspiracy to commit espionage" after testifying before a grand jury.
West of Frank

Aug 03, 2023

This unusual Rosenberg Mention of the Day focuses on a new short dance film:
Singer songwriter Jean Rohe performing on stage with her acoustic guitar

Jul 04, 2023

In what has become an annual 4th of July tradition, we’re sharing this remarkable alternative "National Anthem: Arise Arise" by activist artist and RFC friend, Jean Rohe.
Image depicting a still screen from short film commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Rosenbergs' executions

Jun 30, 2023

Now available to stream: "The Rosenberg Case 70 Years Later: Fighting Fascism Then and Now" For folks who missed either of our live screenings in June 2023 (or would like to rewatch or share it), our… Read More
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. Illustration by Elizabeth Von Blum.

Jun 20, 2023

Today's #RosenbergMOTD is this excellent essay by Paul Von Blum in Truthdig, which begins, "On that June 19th evening in 1953, I was a small kid in a suburb of Philadelphia, concerned above all with… Read More
Ethel and Julius Rosenberg prison visit, separated by mesh wire fencing.

Jun 16, 2023

BREAKING: Rosenberg sons Michael and Robert Meeropol call on Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines to direct the NSA and the National Archives to declassify hundreds of thousands of pages… Read More
Harry Belafonte (center) with Burt Lancaster (left) and Charlton Heston (right) inside the Lincoln Memorial during the "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom" on Aug. 28, 1963 in Washington, D.C.

May 02, 2023

Thank you to Renée Graham of the Boston Globe for this thoughtful tribute to the late, great Harry Belafonte. We loved this sentiment and are honored for our organization to be counted among the… Read More
Paul Robeson

Apr 26, 2023

Earlier this month marked Paul Robeson's 125th birthday. Robeson was a fierce civil rights and antifascist activist, musician and a supporter of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg (he even participated in a… Read More
“Angels in America” plays at Arena Stage through April 23. Courtesy Arena Stage.

Apr 15, 2023

Today's Rosenberg Mention of the Day comes from Washington, D.C. where the Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will present a free, one-night-only reading of "Angels in America" on… Read More
Ethel and Julius Rosenberg at Sing Sing

Mar 09, 2023

The RFC's spring newsletter is here! This issue is especially packed with news and updates as June 19th will mark 70 years since the Rosenbergs' executions. The RFC will be commemorating the… Read More
Illustrated book cover for "Ethel's Song / Ethel Rosenberg's Life in Poems" by Barbara Krasner. The design includes a drawing of Ethel Rosenberg wearing a blue short sleeved collared shirt with her fist raised in the air. Words and phrases are spelled out around her in white, yellow and black text, such as "On strike against meager wages and increased working hours at the same pay"

Mar 02, 2023

Book Riot issued a list of 8 contemporary Jewish fiction books, and among them is "Ethel's Song: Ethel Rosenberg's Life in Poems," a collection written for teenaged readers by Barbara Krasner. (You… Read More
W. E. B. Du Bois in his elder years, poses for a photo against a colorful backdrop.

Feb 23, 2023

On this day, February 23, 1868, civil rights activist, author and scholar W. E. B. Du Bois was born. Du Bois was a public supporter of the effort to save Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. He spoke at the "… Read More
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg walk through a crowd of people, arm in arm, Julius' hands are handcuffed. Text under the photo reads "On this day in history, President Eisenhower denies clemency to Julius and Ethel Rosenberg / February 11, 1953 / AP Images

Feb 11, 2023

On this day, we mark 70 years since President Eisenhower denied Ethel and Julius Rosenberg's first bid for executive clemency on Feb 11th, 1953. It was one of the first decisions Eisenhower faced in… Read More
Eisenhower Library

Jan 24, 2023

This Thurs. Jan 26th, 2023 at 12pm (Central), the Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum will host a hybrid event, "President Eisenhower’s Decision Concerning the Execution of Julius and Ethel… Read More
Candid photo of Meryl Streep, who is wearing a black turtleneck and smiling

Jan 20, 2023

Rosenberg Mention of the Day: As Meryl Streep joins the cast of the "Only Murders in the Building" tv series, this article reminds readers that she also once played Ethel Rosenberg in "Angels in… Read More
Still frame from "Charlotte," an animated WWII film about a German Jewish painter voiced by Keira Knightley, which will screen as part of the Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival.

Oct 13, 2022

Today's #RosenbergMOTD comes from the Silicon Valley Jewish Film Fest. The all-virtual festival, running from Oct 23rd through Nov 6th, will feature a wide variety of films, including the documentary… Read More
Michael and Robert Meeropol hold the framed Proclamation document before the steps of NYC's City Hall at the Sept 28, 2015 "Ethel Rosenberg Day of Justice in the Borough of Manhattan" ceremony

Sep 28, 2022

On this day in 2015, in a ceremony on the steps of City Hall, NYC Council members gathered, with three generations of Ethel Rosenberg's descendants present, to issue a stunning proclamation in Ethel'… Read More