Base your responses to the following discussion questions on both of the documents you just read:

  1. How have some Jews perceived their history of oppression? How did this shape their relationships with African Americans and the Civil Rights Movement?
  2. How did American Jews in the era of the Civil Rights Movement (and beyond) try to build a bridge between their experience and the African American experience?
  3. How have some African Americans perceived their history of oppression? How have they perceived the history of Jewish oppression?
  4. What issues or challenges do you think might arise between Jews and African Americans as a result of these different viewpoints?
  5. How would you characterize Jewish/African American relations today? How has examining these documents added to your understanding of this relationship?

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Analysis." (Viewed on September 24, 2021) <>.


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