Jews, Church, & Civilization VII

INTRODUCTION

The machine weighed 650 pounds. The invention took Chester Carlson, the inventor, 24 years to perfect; and the Japanese 24 weeks to copy (just kidding!).

 

1960s CE:  THE SHADOW ARMY

Backing up the black Civil Rights movement was a complete Shadow Army – the Jews.

Heart, Mind, Body & Soul: In synagogues, Day Schools, Sisterhood Meetings, Parlor Meetings, demonstrations and on the front lines in the Deep South, the Jews of America signed–up.

PBS Documentary –

“American Jewish community and the Civil Rights movement

Many in the Jewish–American community supported the Civil Rights Movement and Jews were more actively involved in the civil rights movement than any other white group in America. Many Jewish students worked in concert with African Americans for CORE, SCLC, and SNCC as full–time organizers and summer volunteers during the Civil Rights era. Jews made up roughly half of the white northern volunteers involved in the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer project and approximately half of the civil rights attorneys active in the South during the 1960s.

Jewish leaders were arrested with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in St. Augustine, Florida, in 1964 after a challenge to racial segregation in public accommodation. Abraham Joshua Heschel, a writer, rabbi and professor of theology at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York was outspoken on the subject of civil rights. He marched arm–in–arm with Dr. King in the 1965 march on Selma…

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