Jews and the Civil Rights Movement #1

Jews and the Civil Rights Movement #1

January 3, 2024    
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Everyone is welcome! Temple Aliyah’s Social Action Committee is sponsoring a 3-session (Jan. 3, 10, 17)  course on Jews and the Civil Rights Movement taught by Yoni Kadden, Chair of the History Department at Gann Academy. Professor Kadden will focus on Jews in the Civil Rights Movement: Two of the enduring images of the Civil Rights Movement are of Abraham Joshua Heschel marching with Martin Luther King, and of the brutal murders of Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner in Philadelphia, Mississippi. Jews are indeed proud—and deservedly so—of their participation in the Civil Rights Movement. But these images capture only part of the story. In the South, particularly in the states in which the Civil Rights battles were occurring, many Jews had a different perspective on the movement. How then do we speak about “Jews in the Civil Rights Movement?”

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Any questions? Please email Arlene Bryer or Judi Stein.