This screening is part of our SHARED STORIES: THE INTERSECTION OF BLACK AND JEWISH EXPERIENCES IN AMERICA series (Every Monday night, July 13 – August 3)
This essential and edifying documentary chronicles the history of the Black-Jewish alliance in America. Revisiting critical points in history when Black and Jewish Americans faced hardships due to segregation and racism, the film begins with the founding of the NAACP in 1909 – when Jews, Gentiles, and Black Americans initiated a “new abolitionist movement” – and concludes with an examination of modern-day race relations. With its impressive arrray of storytellers and archival footage, the film explores the normalized bigotry of the Jim Crow South, the North’s rampant bias in the areas of housing, employment, and education, and the civil rights era initiatives that brought Black and Jewish leaders together to support Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision for a more just and equitable world.
After registering, you will receive a Vimeo link to the film at 6:00 PM EST the evening of the screening. This link will be valid for 24 hours.