Julius Rosenwald: Northern Jewish Philanthropy for African Americans and the Dilemma of Southern Jews

Date and Time: March 13, 2017 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: Arizona Jewish Historical Society
Campus: Off campus
Price: Free

How did the work of northern Jewish philanthropists and activists complicate the lives of southern Jews, a group of women and men who since the eighteenth century found a way to live with the dictates of regional life? Southern Jews prospered and experienced integration, although not without occasional challenges, because they learned to fit into the South's racial etiquette. What happened when northern Jews with different concerns upset the status quo?Speaker: Professor Hasia R. Diner, New York University Paul S. and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish Historydirector, Goldstein-Goren Center for American Jewish History

Department: School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
Contact: Aderyn Bright