Thursday, November 13, 2008
Gone But Not Forgotten
One of his 18 grandchildren shared with The New York Times that Rev. Woods was moved to see America elect its first African American president saying, “If I could wake up Martin, Coretta, Rosa...I would tell them that my son Barack made it.”
Historically, the participation of the Jewish community in the Civil Rights movement has been significant. In March of next year, the Museum will examine the relationship between the black and Jewish communities in From Swastika to Jim Crow. This exhibit will tell the story of how Jewish academics, fleeing persecution in Europe in the 1930s, found positions at the historically black colleges and universities in the Jim Crow south.
Posted by Jamie at 8:16 AM