Black Power, Jewish Politics
Book Talk and Panel with Author Marc Dollinger, Ilana Kaufman (Director, The Jews of Color Field Building Initiative), Cheryl Greenberg (Trinity College) and more.
In Partnership with the Shalom Hartman Institute.
Join us for a panel to celebrate the publication of Marc Dollingers Black Power Jewish Politics: Reinventing the Alliance in the 1960s with the author and special guests. In this book, Marc Dollinger charts the transformation of American Jewish political culture from the Cold War liberal consensus of the early postwar years to the rise and influence of Black Power-inspired ethnic nationalism. He shows how, in a period best known for the rise of black antisemitism and the breakdown of the black-Jewish alliance, black nationalists enabled Jewish activists to devise a new Judeo-centered political agendaincluding the emancipation of Soviet Jews, the rise of Jewish day schools, the revitalization of worship services with gender-inclusive liturgy, and the birth of a new form of American Zionism.
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