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Allies or adversaries: Jewish-African Relations in the USA, an entangled history
The relation between Jewish and black Americans is characterized by mutual recognition and identification, but also by tensions. Jewish Americans participated in the civil rights movement. But in 1991, existing tensions between black and jewish inhabitants of Crown Heights escalated into riots.
In this program, Hasia Diner reviews Black-Jewish relations, beginning with the first Jewish immigrants coming to the US, more recently during the era of Obama, and at present, in the days of president Trump. Lucas Johnson, non-violent activist and part of the Civil Rights movement will give his views on this relationship.
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