Civil rights photographer Bob Adelman died on March 19 in Florida under mysterious circumstances. Benjamin Ivry explains how this Brooklyn son of Jewish emigré parents came to befriend Martin Luther King Jr. and chronicle the civil rights movement.
On MLK Day, volunteerism can dilute — rather than heighten — the urgency of our need to act for social change. David Eisner suggests some ways to keep the day’s activities meaningful.
American Jewish institutions were once a powerful unifying voice for civil rights — until they turned their primary focus to Israel. J.J. Goldberg explains why it’s those groups’ betrayal of us that we should bemoan.
Are you heartbroken over Harper Lee’s depiction of Atticus Finch in ‘Go Set a Watchman’? Wait until you realize what it means for our most cherished notions about the civil rights movement.
Many believe that Jewish involvement was essential to the end of South African apartheid. But Jonathan Katz reminds us that we were actually complicit in the segregationist regime.
Hillel took a positive step when it endorsed a Harvard appearance by Dorothy Zellner. Why has it slammed the door on civil rights veterans elsewhere due to their opinions on Israel?
On Bloody Sunday, Jewish activists joined 70,000 people as they marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge. For many, it was both a historic and a holy moment.
Hillel International says it doesn’t allow events with pro-BDS speakers. So why has it endorsed Harvard Hillel’s participation in a civil rights forum with Mideast peace activist Dorothy Zellner?
An upcoming Republican National Committee trip to Israel is being fully funded by a hate group, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, an American civil rights organization.
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin began his first visit to the United States as president with a speech to leaders of the African-American community.