‘I’d like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free and
wanted other people to be also free.’
— Rosa Parks, civil rights pioneer, and face of the Montgomery bus boycott
Please join us as we continue to explore the history of the Civil Rights Movement. While it really began in 1865 with the Thirteenth Amendment when slavery was abolished in the United States, our focus will be on the 1950s and 60s in which there was an organized effort by Black Americans to end racial discrimination and gain equal rights under the law. Many people of conscience, from all races and faiths joined. This includes the cherished connection shared between the Black and Jewish communities.
Who were those sisters in faith? What was their involvement in the Civil Rights Movement?
Please join us on Thursday, February 8th, as we explore the activism of women during the 50s and 1960s as they worked toward a shared goal of equality. Explore with us the effect/s of Jewish and Black women activists of the movement then and now.
Listed below is the title and very brief description of the last remaining program in the series. Each program has been a standalone program which can be attended individually or as part of the series. It will culminate with the trip, Voices of Change: A WLCJ Civil Rights Journey. ALL WLCJ members are invited to attend the programs, regardless of whether they intend to participate in the trip. You may register for each program individually or the last two of them at the same time.
Thursday, March 7th at 7:30 – 8:45 pm ET: Looking at the Larger Picture: Other Places to Explore
– Travel virtually with us to locations, museums, and monuments meaningful to the civil rights movement.