A national conspiracy could lie at the heart of an angry dispute that took place at a heavily Jewish suburban Chicago high school in February.
Students at New Trier High School were pleased and excited when Andrew Aydin, a close associate of civil rights icon and Democratic Congress member John Lewis, agreed to speak at their school on civil rights; even more so when Colson Whitehead, the widely lauded author of the best-selling novel, “The Underground Railroad,” agreed to join him. But that was before a group calling itself Parents of New Trier launched a website devoted to protesting Seminar Day.
— Rabbi Saul Leeman, a longtime leader of Conservative congregations in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, and a civil rights activist who marched from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965, has died at 100. Leeman, who served the Cranston Jewish Center on Rhode Island and later Temple Shalom in Medford, Massachusetts, died April 5. The Providence Journal…
Jack Greenberg, who died on October 12 at age 91, was more than just a fearless civil rights attorney who famously argued Brown v. Board of Education before the U.S. Supreme Court.
The rise of Black Lives Matter, the largest civil rights movement of recent memory, has brought the differences between the ZOA and ADL — two historic Jewish organizations — into sharper focus.
The problem with the BLM platform, released last week, isn’t the couple of paragraphs on Israel, it’s the 37,000 other words on America.
The Black Lives Matter platform’s assertion that Israel is committing genocide against the Palestinian people is outrageously incorrect, and deeply offensive to those who have lived through an actual genocidal attempt to exterminate an entire people or who are descended from and related to victims and survivors of genocide.
It’s ‘A Vision for Black Lives,’ not ‘A Vision for the Destruction of the Jewish State.’
WASHINGTON (JTA) — A liberal Jewish political action committee is marking the anniversary of the murders of three civil rights workers with a call to action against Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. Vigils will be held in four cities on June 21, the 52nd anniversary of the 1964 murders in Mississippi of Andrew…
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.