They Stood Up

Rosa Parks and Virginia Durr, Heroines of the Civil Rights Movement by Dorothy M. Zellner Several years ago, a friend reported that her son, age 3, was asked to portray Dr. Martin Luther King at a commemoration sponsored by the boy’s daycare center in Sunnyside, Queens. My friend, very pleased by this honor, wondered what, […]

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A Verdict, at Last, in Mississippi

An Interview with Carolyn Goodman Dr. Carolyn Goodman, 89, is the mother of Andrew Goodman, one of the three young men murdered in 1964 by members of the Ku Klux Klan in Philadelphia, Mississippi during the civil rights struggles. Dr. Goodman, a psychologist for the past three decades, has devoted much of her life to […]

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Reviewing and Renewing the Black-Jewish Alliance

Political Bonds and Mutual Interests by Cheryl Greenberg Once again, Blacks and Jews are united: On November 2nd, they both supported the losing presidential candidate. In fact, Blacks and Jews have been America’s two staunchest Democratic-voting groups for decades. Both seem to recognize that the issues central to their interest — equality, anti-discrimination, support of […]

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Demographics and Democracy in the Jewish State

Do demographics predict destiny? Probably the most common argument made by Jewish Israelis against annexation of the Occupied Territories is that it would “endanger the Jewish character of the state” by extending citizenship to millions of non-Jews. In the early 1990s, Rabbi Arthur Hertzberg, a progressive American Zionist, opposed the building of Jewish settlements in […]

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Women Unite for Desegregation

Washington Conference of National Organizations Plans Action for Equality by Billie Portnow Originally published in the May, 1960 issue of Jewish Currents The sit-down demonstrations by Negro students against discriminatory lunch counters which began Feb. 1st in Greensboro, N.C., were spreading rapidly throughout the South when a historic conference dealing with the same basic issue […]

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