The evolution of a civil rights movement advocating for power and community action. The midpoint of a grassroots human rights movement on behalf of persecuted Jewry. The rise of a conservative establishment working to reverse the progressive gains of previous decades.

It was in this moment that in 1977 Hasia Diner published a seminal work of scholarship—In the Almost Promised Land: American Jews and Blacks, 1915-1935, an incisive look at the forces behind two decades of Jewish advocacy on behalf of Black citizens of the United States. This two-part interview reflects back on this influential work illuminating critical themes that shape how we advance racial justice today. Part one is Wednesday, November 10; part two is Wednesday, November 17, both at 7 PM.

Join the Museum and the Worker’s Circle for this conversation between Hasia Diner and writer and Yiddish performer Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell.

ASL and live closed captions will be available during this program.