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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