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“We must do our share in thecommunity of mankind”—the voice of Bayard Rustin in the American Soviet Jewry movement

By Andrey Filimonov Audio recording: Public Service Announcements urging support for Soviet Jewry by Rita Moreno, Bayard Rustin, Sam Levenson and Alan King, recently digitized at the Center for Jewish History. Link to digital audio file: Originally found on an open-reel tape, in the Records of National Conference on Soviet Jewry, I-181A, Box 369, Tape number M15. Bayard Rustin. Original photograph found in…

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Sidney Franklin (11 July 1903 – 26 April 1976) -the first Jewish American to become a successful bullfighter From the Sidney Franklin Collection (Call number P-894) in the archives of the American Jewish Historical Society.  There is an electronic finding aid for the collection here: From the finding aid: “…In 1922, after a violent dispute with his father, Franklin ran away to Mexico…

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This image is from the first Jewish queer zine – it is preserved in the Jewish Counter Culture collection (Call number I-504) in the archives of the American Jewish Historical Society here at the Center. This artifact will be part of a special display during an upcoming program presented by the American Jewish Historical Society on June 23rd: Changing Lives, Making History: CBST –…

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