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Messages from the Elders: Joan Sadoff & Linda Needleman

In this episode of "In the Sanctuary: Messages from the Elders," our special interviewer Kamryn chats with Joan Sadoff and Linda Needleman, two incredibly, brilliant women who, together wrote a masterful book celebrating some of the Heroic Women who shared in the fight for equal rights during the Civil Rights Movement.

Joan H. Sadoff, M.Ed, MSW is the producer of “Standing on My Sisters’ Shoulders” and the editor of the companion book, “Pieces From the Past: Voices of Heroic Women in Civil Rights.” She has spent her professional career as a clinical social worker and has lectured to academic, professional and community organizations on the subject of societal change in the family. Ms. Sadoff has been listed in Who’s Who in Mental Health, Who’s Who in America and has appeared on NBC and CBS affiliated TV stations discussing marital and family issues. She has devoted over 50 years of service through board affiliations focusing on issues of education, women and children. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Temple University, School of Social Administration, Alumni Fellow Award and recognized in the university’s Gallery of Success. She was named Social Worker of the year by the NASW/PA, 2005 and most recently the recipient of the Annual Award for “Civil Rights and Social Justice” at the National Conference on Civil Rights. Ms. Sadoff has presented “Standing on My Sisters’ Shoulders” in over 200 venues; Pieces From the Past is now included in the programs. She and her husband Robert have 4 children and 10 grandchildren.

Linda Needleman, M.Ed., Co-Editor of “Pieces From the Past: Voices of Heroic Women in Civil Rights”, worked as a teacher of gifted children in the Philadelphia PublicSchool System for nearly30 years. She developed and taught the curriculum “From the Cold War to the Cola Wars,” an elective in post World War 11 historywith a focus on civil rights. Since retiring from full time teaching she has worked as a freelance editor and works as an adjunct professor at Chestnut Hill College.


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