Presented by the Center for Jewish History, the American Jewish Historical Society, the Leo Baeck Institute and Yeshiva University Museum.
On view: July 9, 2015 to October 9, 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.