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

Unit 1 , Lesson 3

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

Teacher resources: 

"A Jewish View on Segregation," a 13-page pro-segregation pamphlet written by an anonymous Jewish author associated with the White Citizens Councils, is available online through the University of Southern Mississippi Digital Collections: digilib.usm.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/manu&CISOPTR=1948. You may want to consider using this document for a homework assignment or extension activity. (Note that other pamphlets dealing with segregation can also be found in the digital collection.)

Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life, Encyclopedia of Southern Jewish Communities, http://www.isjl.org/history/archive/. Includes rich encylopedia entries on individual Jewish communities across the South.

Dollinger, Marc. "Hamans and Torquemadas": Southern and Northern Jewish Responses to the Civil Rights Movement, 1945-1965," (Chapter 7), Quest for Inclusion: Jews and Liberalism in Modern America. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000.

Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz, "Stayed on Freedom: Jews in the Civil Rights Movement and After." In Marla Brettschneider, ed. The Narrow Bridge: Jewish Views on Multiculturalism. (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1996).

Eli N. Evans. The Provincials. (New York: Free Press Paperbacks, 1997.)

Schultz, Debra L. Going South: Jewish Women in the Civil Rights Movement. New York: New York University Press, 2001.

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