Shared Legacies: The African American-Jewish Civil Rights Alliance

 

USA, 2020

Director: Shari Rogers

English

Documentary

97 minutes

Sunday, May 2nd

Sponsor: The Uretsky-Leung-Harowitz-Glick-Hering families, in loving memory of Rick Uretsky z"l

 

The crucial historical lessons of Black-Jewish cooperation in the turbulent Civil Rights era are revisited in this fascinating, urgent call to action. Events come alive through a treasure trove of archival materials, narrated by eyewitnesses, activists, Holocaust survivors, and leaders of the movement, including Congressman John Lewis, Ambassador Andrew Young, Rabbi Alvin Sugarman, Rabbi Peter S. Berg, members of the Marin Luther King’s family, and many others. With divisive seeds of hate taking root, once more, in the American landscape, a new generation affirms their pledge to promote the values of social justice. This inspiring story of empathy, unity and partnership demonstrates that freedom and equality, for all, can only be achieved when people come together.

A conversation with film director Shari Rogers at 7 PM, via Zoom

 

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