About this Collection

The Feinstein Center's oral history project consists of 48 interviews which were conducted by staff and volunteers between 1996 and 1999. They sought to capture and record the experiences of Jews who played a significant role in business, political, cultural, educational, philanthropic, and other aspects of the community.

About this Interview

Lita Indzel Cohen, state representative, discusses her family life, religious observances in the home, and her relationship with Billy Banks and his career in media. She then discusses her education and religious training, sexism in the legal work place, working for the school board, and appointment to the Lower Merion planning commission. Cohen finishes her interview by discussing her work at WWDB and WHAT, the start of a radio syndication company, and her career as state representative and her future political aspirations.

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Biographical / Historical Note

"Preserving the Voices of History: The Feinstein Center Jewish Philadelphia Oral History Project" gathered an oral history collection containing the memory of Jews who were central to the growth and development of the Philadelphia Jewish community. The project focused on interviewing Jews who contributed to the integration of Jews in the larger Philadelphia community and on women and how they have integrated being a woman and being Jewish in the twentieth century.

Record Details

Title:
Lita Cohen Oral History, March 19, 1998
Subject:
Jewish women, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Narrator:
Cohen, Lita
Date:
1998-03-19
Language:
English
Personal Names:
Banks, Billy
Geographic Subject:
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Organization / Building:
WWDB (Radio station : Philadelphia, Pa.), WHAT (Radio station : Philadelphia, Pa.)
Repository Collection:
Myer and Rosaline Feinstein Center for American Jewish History Oral Histories
Type:
Oral Histories
Contact:
Contact SCRC for the audio recording corresponding to this transcript.
Transcript Identifier:
TOHFCJZ2016020014

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Transcript Note

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About This Collection

Myer and Rosaline Feinstein Center for American Jewish History Oral Histories

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The Feinstein Center for American Jewish History promotes the study of the of the Philadelphia Jewish community.
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