This fall, eight guest editors are helping to shape the Forward Forum by commissioning opinion pieces. This week, it’s Morris J. Vogel, the president of the Lower East Side Tenement Museum since June 2008. He graduated from Brandeis University, received a doctorate in American social and urban history from the University of Chicago, and served on the faculty of Temple University for 30 years. He has published six books on the social history of American medicine, cultural history and urban history. Most recently, he served as director of the Creativity and Culture Program at the Rockefeller Foundation.
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