Shared Dreams: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Jewish Community

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Jewish Lights Publishing, Oct 1, 2008 - History - 222 pages
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Many people are familiar with the story of Jewish support for the American civil rights movement, but this history has another side
one that has not been fully told until now.

Outlines a compelling image of relations between the two communities . In "Shared Dreams, " Rabbi Schneier reiterates our commonality, as upheld by Martin Luther King, Jr., and fuels the reader to continue to work for the advancement of race relations among all God s children. from the Preface by Martin Luther King III

"Shared Dreams "brings to life the impressive, surprising, and long-neglected history of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. s efforts in support of the Jewish community. This is a story that sheds new light on the commitment and the relationship between the Jewish and African-American communities as they have struggled together to fight for justice and civil rights in our nation, and our lives.

  

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Contents

The New Moses
1
Jewish Tradition and Social Justice
11
The Updated Covenant
19
King and the Jews
29
The Journey Begins
37
Stanley Levison
49
Moses Returns to Atlanta
57
Only RabbleRousers Recite Psalms with Negroes
69
St Augustine
121
Abraham Joshua Heschel
133
The Ultimate Freedom March
145
Israel
159
Friendship Lost
171
From One Battle to Another
181
Memphis
189
Epilogue
193

Hell in Birmingham
77
All Eyes on Washington
93
Freedom Summer 1964
99
We Survive
107
Notes
196
Index
216
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Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968) was a famous leader of the American civil rights movement, a political activist, and a Baptist minister. In 1964, King became the youngest man to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work as a peacemaker, promoting nonviolence and equal treatment for different races. On April 4, 1968, Dr. King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. In 1977, he was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Jimmy Carter. In 1986, Martin Luther King Day was established as a United States holiday. Dr. King often called for personal responsibility in fostering world peace.King's most influential and well-known public address is the "I Have A Dream" speech, delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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