Please join us on February 9 at 7:00 PM for a talk by historian Cheryl Greenberg:
“Jews, Civil Rights, and Lessons Learned”
Professor Greenberg will share her reflections on some lessons we can take away from the history of Black-Jewish relations in the 20th century. Over the past year, especially, discussions about white privilege and white supremacy have raised questions about where Jews of European descent fit in. Are Jews white, and if so, how has that affected Jewish involvement in civil rights in the past? How should it inform us moving forward?
Cheryl Greenberg is the Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of History at Trinity College, where she teaches African American history, race and ethnicity, and twentieth-century U.S. history. She is the author of Troubling the Waters: Black-Jewish Relations in the American Century (2006) and To Ask for an Equal Chance (2009), a text with documents on African Americans during the Great Depression. She also edited A Circle of Trust: Remembering SNCC (1998).