Join us at The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum for a screening of From Swastika to Jim Crow, an ITVS film.
This film explores the encounter between two peoples targeted by racial oppression, brutality, and forced segregation who were brought together by the war and by racism in their societies. Having escaped Nazi Germany in the 1930s, Jewish scholars arrived in the U.S. only to face anti semitism at major universities. Many secured jobs at Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the South where they formed a special bond with students and communities. The documentary will be followed by a panel discussion.
Moderator: Jill Savitt, Special Advisor to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Participants: Dr. Joyce Ladner, Sociologist, Author and Scholar Activist; Hank Klibanoff, Co-author, The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation, winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in history; Steven Fischler, documentary producer