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Fair Labor Lawyer: The Remarkable Life of New Deal Attorney and Supreme Court Advocate Bessie Margolin

May 19, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Book Talk & Signing with Author Marlene Trestman

Thursday, May 19th from 6:30 pm

Included with Museum Admission

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Copies available at signing.

Copies available at signing.


Author Marlene Trestman, former Special Assistant to the Maryland Attorney General, will discuss her biography of her mentor and friend, Bessie Margolin. Margolin, who grew up in New Orleans Jewish orphanage, championed the wage and hour rights of millions of Americans. Although she considered herself a reluctant feminist, Margolin helped to found the National Organization for Women, was the nation’s top fighter for equal pay for women, and opened courtroom doors for countless women lawyers. Trestman’s personal relationship with Margolin grew from common childhood experiences. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.



May 19, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm