31 2019


3 2019

National Young Leadership Cabinet Civil Rights Mission 2019




From Rosa Parks’ 1955 refusal to move to the back of a Montgomery bus to the 1965 Selma to Montgomery marches, Alabama was at the heart of the midcentury civil rights struggle — an era of triumph and tragedy that redefined our nation. Jews played a key role in that battle, standing alongside iconic civil rights leaders and mobilizing political influence to pass what eventually became the Voting Rights Act of 1965. As we journey through Alabama, we will learn how Jews were involved in the struggle for Civil Rights and how, as a people who have known oppression, we must care and act when others are oppressed.