Living the Legacy


Growing tensions I: Black-Jewish Relations

Unit 3 , Lesson 2

Jewish Women's Archive - Living the Legacy

Growing tensions I: Black-Jewish Relations

Enduring understandings: 
  • Underlying rifts in the relationship between African Americans and Jews emerged into more overt conflict in the late 1960s.
Essential questions: 
  • What were the areas of contention between Jews and African Americans and how did they manifest themselves?
  • What historical and social conditions moved Jews and African Americans towards different approaches to civil rights?
  • How did Jewish and African American feelings about their respective roles in the Civil Rights Movement change during this period?
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