The African American experience has parallels to the Jewish American experience. Both communities have had to combat hatred, prejudice, and violence. As minorities, they have united against injustice and discrimination. But they have also had major differences that disrupted their shared alliance. This course will explore what brought Blacks and Jews together to end segregation and to promote civil rights during the 1950s and 1960s, what spilt them apart in later decades, and what hope exists for healing the rift.
HRI 521 - African Americans and Jews: Alliances and Struggles