Dispatches from the Lost Jewish South
Wednesday, Aug 12, 2020
Wednesday, August 12 at 4 pm ET
Past program. View the recording here.
Sue Eisenfeld is a Yankee by birth and a Virginian by choice, an urbanite who came to appreciate the rural South while understanding the need to interrogate its complexities. In Wandering Dixie: Dispatches from the Lost Jewish South, she travels to nine states, uncovering how the history of Jewish southerners converges with the region’s complex, conflicted present. Learning how some southern Jews benefited from slavery and escaped some discrimination by not being on the lowest rung of society’s ladder, she finds herself on an African-American history journey as well, investigating the unexpected ways that race, religion, and hidden histories intertwine.
Tickets: Pay what you wish; reservation required at eisenfeld.bpt.me or 800-838-3006 to receive a link to the Zoom program
Presented by: Center for Jewish History and the National Museum of American Jewish History