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The Issue is Silence: An Address by Rabbi Joachim Prinz, President of the American Jewish Congress, at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963

From American Jewish Congress records

Courtesy of American Jewish Historical Society 

Allied in the Fight: Jews, Blacks and the Struggle for Civil Rights is on view through October 09, 2015

A
new exhibit on display in The David Berg Rare Book Room at the Center
for Jewish History recounts the efforts made by American Jews and
African Americans to fight for the fundamental American promise of
equality before and during the Civil Rights era. Allied in the Fight:
Jews, Blacks and the Struggle for Civil Rights explores shared projects,
organizational efforts, and, for a time, how many members of the
African American and Jewish communities became allied against injustice.
As seen through photos, letters, film and other rare, archival
materials from selected collections of American Jewish Historical
Society, Leo Baeck Institute, and Yeshiva University Museum Allied in
the Fight strives to address Black-Jewish collaboration and the
complicated nature of Jewish contributions to the Civil Rights movement
in America.

Allied in the Fight: Jews, Blacks and the Struggle for Civil Rights has been supported by a generous grant from The David Berg Foundation.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information: http://cjh.org/exhibits/169  

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