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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Jews & Civil Rights

Defining Anti-Semitism: A Conversation With the EU Coordinator on Combating Anti-Semitism

11:01 28 June in Jewish World, Jews & Civil Rights, Latest
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On June 1, The European Parliament adopted a working definition of anti-Semitism for the first time. The definition, borrowed from the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, serves as a politically important descriptor of the phenomenon. “Antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed...

RFK and Morris Abram

Morris Abram: The Man Who Unmasked the KKK and Helped Establish “One Person, One Vote”

15:01 12 February in Jews & Civil Rights, Latest, Uncategorized
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[caption id="attachment_19946" align="alignleft" width="300"] Robert F. Kennedy and Morris Abram. Courtesy of the Abram estate.[/caption] by Cecily Abram Those who remember Morris Berthold Abram may recall his tenure as president of Brandeis University during the tumultuous years of 1968-1970. Yet many of his accomplishments during the time...

Mendy Samstein (1938-2007), Unsung Hero of Freedom Summer

12:21 12 December in Arts & Culture, Jews & Civil Rights, Latest, Uncategorized
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Editor's Note: This story is part of our yearlong anniversary coverage of Jews' involvement in the American Civil Rights Movement. By Dina Weinstein [caption id="attachment_19395" align="alignleft" width="201"] Samstein with Bob Dylan. Photo by Danny Lyon/MAGNUM.[/caption] In the winter of 1963, a 25-year-old doctoral student at the University of...

Lee White

Reader-Submitted Stories of Jews and Civil Rights

15:19 06 October in Jews & Civil Rights, Latest, Uncategorized
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[caption id="attachment_18746" align="alignleft" width="300"] Lee C. White, advisor to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, played a key role in the movement.[/caption] In honor of the yearlong anniversary of America’s historic Civil Rights Movement, Moment is collecting and sharing stories about Jews' role in the movement. Here are...