Sonia Pressman Fuentes

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Sonia Pressman Fuentes was born in 1928 in Berlin, Germany, to Hinda and Zysia Pressman. In 1933, she left Germany with her parents to escape the Nazis and in April 1934, they emigrated to the United States and eventually settled in New York State. In 1950, she graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. in liberal arts. In 1957, she graduated summa cum laude and first in her class from the University of Miami Law School.
From 1965 to 1973, Fuentes worked at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) as the first woman attorney in the Office of the General Counsel, and later became the chief of the Legislative Counsel Division of the General Counsel's Office. Her responsibilities included enforcing Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, sex, and national origin. In October 1966, she attended the organizing conference for the National Organization for Women (NOW). She also helped found other feminist organizations, such as the Women's Equity Action League (WEAL) and Federally Employed Women (FEW).
After her tenure at the EEOC, Fuentes worked as a lawyer at the General Telephone Electronics Service Corporation (GTE), TRW Inc., and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). She retired from HUD in 1993 to pursue her interests in writing and public speaking. Her memoir, Eat First -- You Don't Know What They'll Give You: The Adventures of an Immigrant Family and Their Feminist Daughter, was published in 1999.

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Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.(n.d.). Sonia Pressman Fuentes. Retrieved December 12, 2017 from Harvard University Library Web Archive Collection Service: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:RAD.SCHL:3922992

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Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Sonia Pressman Fuentes. SL Sites: Archived Websites from Schlesinger Library Collections. http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:RAD.SCHL:3922992. (accessed December 12, 2017).

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Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. "Sonia Pressman Fuentes." n.d.. Harvard University Library Web Archive Collection Service. 12 December 2017 . <http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:RAD.SCHL:3922992>.