Beyond the Almost Promised Land: A Conversation with Hasia Diner & Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell (Pt. 2)

The evolution of a civil rights movement advocating for power and community action. The midpoint of a grassroots human rights movement on behalf of persecuted Jewry. The rise of a conservative establishment working to reverse the progressive gains of previous decades.

It was in this moment that in 1977 Hasia Diner published In the Almost Promised Land: American Jews and Blacks, 1915-1935, an incisive look at the forces behind two decades of Jewish advocacy on behalf of Black citizens of the United States. Join the Worker's Circle for this two-part discussion between Hasia Diner and writer and Yiddish performer Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell, reflecting back on this work and how we advance racial justice today.

Co-sponsored by: Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, Jews for Racial & Economic Justice, Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, T'ruah, and the Yiddish Book Center.