A new Civil Rights era is unfolding before our eyes; my congregation journeyed to the deep South to better understand the Jewish role in it.
Jewish leaders are taking credit for Civil Rights work while attacking the right to boycott — a freedom fought for during the Civil Rights movement.
Edgar Ray Killen, convicted in ‘Mississippi Burning’ killings of Schwerner, Chaney, Goodman, dead at 92.
One of the first Jewish women to graduate Harvard Medical School, Dr. Nanette Wenger worked tirelessly to end segregation in Atlanta hospitals.
The only cultural and political freedom that is truly meaningful is the freedom to be totally, outrageously wrong.
On Saturday, we learned that the civil rights of Nazis are more protected than those of people of color.
A 1923 interview with W.E.B. Du Bois published in The Daily Jewish Forward.
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…