#OnThisDay in 2015, "Ethel Rosenberg Day of Justice in the Borough of Manhattan" was declared on Sep 28, Ethel's 100th birthday. In honor of this momentous day, we share some of the powerful remarks from the Proclamation gathering back in 2015:
Rosenberg Mention of the Day: Sharing Foreign Affair's latest review of "Ethel Rosenberg: An American Tragedy", a brief statement acknowledging that prejudice (misogyny, antisemitism, anti-communism) obstructed justice for Ethel and led to her eventual execution. (While we’ve known the truth of the review’s concluding sentence for years, it’s still shocking to read it in a preeminent establishment publication...)
Rosenberg Mention of the Day: We're pleased to share Ellen Meeropol's publication for Lilith Magazine, a thoughtfully crafted reflection on two recently published books focused on Ethel Rosenberg.
Rosenberg Mention of the Day: ICYMI - RFC Founder Robert Meeropol & NYT bestselling author Anne Sebba discuss Sebba's latest biography which focuses on the life of Ethel Rosenberg, the wife and mother whose execution for espionage-related crimes defined the Cold War and horrified the world. (Recording available here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=405417641025854&ref=watch_permal…)
Rosenberg Mention of the Day: ICYMI - Jenn Meeropol's "Exonerating Ethel" presentation delivered on June 6th, 2021 to the Community Church of Boston to commemorate the 68th anniversary of the execution of Ethel & Julius Rosenberg.
Watch the event recording here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jI0Rj_rvabY
00:55 Music, intros, readings, led by Dean Stevens
22:44 Jenn's talk "Exonerating Ethel" begins
Rosenberg Mention of the Day: Fantastic article published over the weekend, featuring deeply personal interviews with RFC Founder Robert Meeropol and RFC Advisory Board Member Michael Meeropol about their parents, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, and how their understanding of the case, and where to go from here, have evolved over time.
In their final letter to their sons, Ethel & Julius Rosenberg wrote that they were "comforted in the sure knowledge that others would carry on after us." On this anniversary of their executions, carry on their legacy by helping the families of targeted activists and youth activists today: https://rfc.networkforgood.com/projects/82193-support-the-rosenberg-fun…
Rosenberg Mention of the Day: As we anticipate tomorrow's anniversary of the execution of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, we can't help but think of the communities of support who kept hope alive and rallied to their defense, even to the last. We're grateful for the notes we receive, like this one, from community members who still remember where they were and what they were doing in June of 1953: