Date: October 29 - November 1, 2020Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm Contact: Nancy SchiffmanPhone: 203.487.0941Email:

Film, Shared Legacies: The African American Jewish Civil Rights Alliance

The crucial historical lessons of Black-Jewish cooperation are revisited and revived in this utterly fascinating, urgent call to action.
The modern alliance between African-Americans and Jewish Americans dates to the NAACP founding in 1909. Since then, both groups have endured segregation and racism, from the codified bigotry of southern Jim Crow laws, to blatant bias in real estate, employment, higher education and politics.
Common cause was found in the turbulent ‘60s Civil Rights era, as Jewish leaders backed Dr. King’s efforts at racial equality and harmony. Yet, the relationship has frayed in recent years, as a once mighty bond of support and respect has seemingly faded, been forgotten or ignored.
Shared Legacies contends with issues of systemic racism that engulf us in the current national crisis and pursues the aspiration of Dr. King to create a "coalition of conscience."
Directed by Dr. Shari Rogers
USA, 2020
Documentary, 95 minutes
Sponsored in part by the United Jewish Federation of Greater Stamford, New Canaan and Darien and the Jewish Community Relations Council of UJF
In partnership with
Q&A via Zoom on Sunday, Nov. 1 at 12 p.m. featuring:
Sherry Frank - Film Director; President, NCJW Atlanta Section; and former Director, AJC Southeast Area
Reverend Dr. Michael G. Christie - Assistant to the Pastor; and Minister of Prison Ministry at Union Baptist Church, Stamford, CT
Mort Lowenthal - former Chair of Stamford's Human Rights Commission during the time of the Civil Rights Movement
Moderated by Dov Wilke - AJC Director, Black-Jewish Relations; and Regional Director, AJC Atlanta. 
(Upon registering for film a Zoom link will be emailed to you.)


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