Heeding the Call: Jewish Voices in America's Civil Rights Struggle

Heeding the Call: Jewish Voices in America's Civil Rights Struggle

Heeding the Call: Jewish Voices in America's Civil Rights Struggle

Heeding the Call: Jewish Voices in America's Civil Rights Struggle

Synopsis

For Ages 10 and up.

The struggle for equal rights in America forged a close connection between African-Americans and Jews. In Heeding the Call, young people will discover how much the shared history of both groups unites rather than divides them. An exceptional, must-have resource for school and young adult libraries.

Excerpt

"Hey Jew boy, you with that yarmulke on your head You pale-faced Jew boy I wish you were dead."

From a guest on Julius Lester's radio show

It was an eerie moment. On stage, a fiery speaker electrified the crowd with a series of rapid-fire inflammatory questions. With equal fervor, hundreds of shrill voices responded to each question with the same single-word answer.

"Who caught and killed Nat Turner?"

"Jews!"

"Who controls the Federal Reserve?"

"Jews!"

"Who controls the media and Hollywood?"

"Jews! . . ."

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