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Athens, Georgia
February 25, 2002
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Marsha came to Athens because she was married to Abe Tesser who came to work there. Her husband, Abe, was Jewish and she was raised Christian. She converted after marriage and the children were raised Jewish. Abe was raised in Brooklyn, New York. She met him at Purdue University. She has been an active participant in the congregation in the Sisterhood, on the Board of Directors, teaching religious school, working on the library, and in the choir. She is a counselor and works with adults and children in the school system. In the Employee Assistance Program (United Way) has contracts with various companies and organizations to provide counseling for their employees. Marsha discusses the Morton Theater Company, one of the last remaining black vaudeville theaters. It burned down and is being restored. Whites could come to the black theater but they had to sit upstairs and the black people sat on the main floor. Cab Calloway played at the Morton.

OHC-Marsha Rosenthal

Marsha Rosenthal - Oral History

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