Heeding The Call

Heeding The Call

by Norman H Finkelstein
     
 

The struggle for equal rights in America forged a close connection between African Americans and Jews. But in recent years that once amicable relationship has become strained. In Heeding the Call: Jewish Voices in America's Civil Rights Struggle (winner of the National Jewish Book Awards), young people will discover how much the shared history of both groups…  See more details below

Overview

The struggle for equal rights in America forged a close connection between African Americans and Jews. But in recent years that once amicable relationship has become strained. In Heeding the Call: Jewish Voices in America's Civil Rights Struggle (winner of the National Jewish Book Awards), young people will discover how much the shared history of both groups unites rather than divides them.

At the height of the civil rights battles of the 1960s, Jewish students, rabbis, and community leaders headed south as "Freedom Riders," while Jewish religious and communal organizations like the American Hebrew Congregations actively worked on behalf of the civil rights movement.

Heeding the Call chronicles the multifaceted role of Jewish Americans in the difficult struggle for civil rights. Their story will inspire the next generation of young Jews and African Americans to renew the legacy of cooperation that once united both groups.

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"Finkelstein's . . . work is a thorough, enlightening, and important history."—Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780827605909
Publisher:
Jewish Publication Society
Publication date:
05/01/1997
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
0.63(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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