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Sara Lomax-Reese

Dialogues & Divergences: The Ongoing Evolution of Black-Jewish Relations in America

$8/Free for AAMP, NMAJH & WURD Members. and PENN Card holders.
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Presented with the African American Museum in Philadelphia and the Jewish Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania

Sara Lomax-Reese, President and General Manager of WURD Radio in Philadelphia, moderates a conversation between Cheryl Lynn Greenberg and John L. Jackson, Jr. as they navigate the complexities of historic and contemporary Black-Jewish relations in America.

Dr. Greenberg is the Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of History at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and the award-winning author of numerous articles and books, including “Or Does it Explode?" Black Harlem in the Great Depression, Troubling the Waters: Black-Jewish Relations in the American Century, and the editor of A Circle of Trust: Remembering SNCC.

Dr. Jackson is the Richard Perry University Professor of Communication, Anthropology & Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, with appointments in the Annenberg School for Communication and the Departments of Anthropology and Africana Studies in the School of Arts and Sciences.  He is the author of numerous articles and four books, the most recent of which, Thin Description: Ethnography and the African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem, will be published by Harvard University Press in October. 

Light reception immediately to follow, including access to the special exhibition Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars at Black Colleges.


This discussion represents the third installment of a biannual public forum sponsored jointly by Penn and NMAJH, with generous support from the Arlene and Stanley Ginsburg Family Foundation, which aims to connect the Jewish experience narrated in the Museum’s core exhibition with larger themes in American history and culture.

In conjunction with the special exhibition Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars at Black Colleges.


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Event type:Lectures & Discussions
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