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Jews and the Civil Rights Movement: the Whys and Why Nots

Unit 1 , Lesson 3

Jewish Women's Archive - Living the Legacy

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Jews and the Civil Rights Movement: the Whys and Why Nots

Enduring understandings: 
  • Jewish experiences helped shape the responses of both those Jews who supported the Civil Rights Movement and those Jews who did not support the Civil Rights Movement.
  • The relationship of Jews to the Civil Rights Movement is not simple; different communities and individuals had different relationships to the Civil Rights Movement.
Essential questions: 
  • What Jewish values and experiences led some Jews to support the Civil Rights Movement?
  • What Jewish values and experiences led some Jews to not support the Civil Rights Movement?
  • Why did some Jews feel ambivalence about civil rights?
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Jewish Women's Archive. "Living the Legacy - Lesson: Jews and the Civil Rights Movement: the Whys and Why Nots." (Viewed on April 19, 2014) <http://jwa.org/teach/livingthelegacy/civilrights/jews-and-civil-rights-movement-whys-and-why-nots>.