On View

May 1, 2009 – February 21, 2010

Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow told the story of Jewish professors who fled Nazism and came to America in the 1930s and 1940s, finding teaching positions at historically black colleges and universities. The exhibition explored the encounter between these scholars and their students, and their impact on each other,  the Civil Rights Movement, and American Society.

This exhibition was made possible through major funding from the Leon Levy Foundation. Additional support provided by the Helen Bader Foundation; The Lupin Foundation; The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation; public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency; the Alpern Family Foundation; and the Charles and Mildred Schnurmacher Foundation.

Media sponsorship was generously provided by WNYC Radio and New York Amsterdam News.

Read more in our blog post, Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow: Jewish Scholars at Black Colleges.