Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Civil Rights Movement Tag

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...