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Hekmat, Shamsi
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Shamsi Hekmat (1917–1997) was a Jewish activist, educator, author, and women’s advocate in Iran and, after the Islamic Revolution, in the United States. 

Shamsi Hekmat (Pers. Shamsī Ḥekmat), née Moradpour, was born in Tehran on December 25, 1917. An educator, activist, and humanitarian, she was educated at the American Girls’ School of Tehran and Sage College, both established and run by American Presbyterian missionaries (see Christian Missionaries and Missionary Schools). She graduated from Sage College with a B.A. in psychology and pedagogy in 1940. For the ne…

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Haideh Sahim, “Hekmat, Shamsi”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 16 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_000683>
First published online: 2010

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