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Black Power, Jewish Politics: Reinventing the Alliance in the 1960’s

Presented by Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies
Recorded via Zoom September 10, 2020

Marc Dollinger, author and Richard and Rhoda Goldman Chair in Jewish Studies and Social Responsibility, San Francisco State University

Marc Dollinger joins us to share the story of Black and Jewish relations from the Civil Rights Era alliances to Black Lives Matter today. Undermining widely held beliefs about Black-Jewish relations, Dollinger describes a new political consensus, based on identity politics, that drew Blacks and Jews together and altered the course of American liberalism and discusses the challenges that remain today.

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