Jews pop up in unexpected places in Memphis, like the Lorraine Motel where Martin Luther King Jr. was shot. Anne Cohen and Sigal Samuel offer six Jewish surprises in the Blues City.
Alabama’s Jews have a complicated history. Anne Cohen and Sigal Samuel find out why ‘alarm bells rang in every Jewish house’ when a Birmingham black church was bombed in 1963.
The taxi driver who picked up Anne Cohen and Sigal Samuel from the airport in Birmingham keeps a copy of the Bible on his passenger seat. Welcome to Alabama.
As part of the Forward’s 50-state project, Anne Cohen and Sigal Samuel are setting out on a journey through Dixie. To get you in the mood, here’s a brief history of Jewish road trips.