Today’s person in history is Josephine Goldmark. She championed for better working conditions for women and children and worked hard at making changes in nursing schools. She used her pen to influence change.
Researcher, author, and legal expert, Josephine Goldmark contributed substantially to the movements to reform the working conditions of workers. Raised in Brooklyn, New York, and educated at Bryn Mawr College, Goldmark became the chairman of the committee on labor laws for the National Consumers League (NCL) and subsequently publications secretary of the league. In 1907, she and Florence Kelley, head of the NCL, persuaded her brother-in-law, Louis Brandeis, to defend Oregon’s maximum hour law for women in Muller v. Oregon. She assisted Brandeis in the research and writing of the “Brandeis Brief,” Women in Industry. Click here to read more.