Living the Legacy


Growing tensions I: Black-Jewish Relations

Unit 3 , Lesson 2

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Growing tensions I: Black-Jewish Relations

Teacher resources: 

Kahlenberg, Richard D. “Ocean Hill-Brownsville: Unleashing American Liberalism,” New York Sun, May 8, 2008.

Grubin, David, producer. The Jewish Americans. PBS, 2008. Clip about Freedom Summer and emergence of Black Power available at Clip about the Ocean Hill-Brownsville experiment can be found at:

Time magazine cover, “Black vs. Jew: A Tragic Confrontation,” January 31, 1969. Online image of cover and link to accompanying article.,16641,19690131,00.html. Letters to the editor in response to the article found here:,9171,838904,00.html. Note: the "Black vs. Jew" cover image appears in the Jewish Americans clip.

Kaufman, Jonathan. Broken Alliance: The Turbulent Times between Blacks and Jews in America. New York: Penguin Books, 1988.

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