Dennis Walcott

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MLK’s relationship with the Jewish community during the Civil Rights Movement was beautiful, yet fraught

As with most coalition narratives, it’s tempting to dwell in the romance of Black-Jewish solidarity. But, of course, the reality contains much more nuance, and understanding that nuance is crucial not only to fully appreciating the work that took place between Black and Jewish civil rights leaders of the past, but to contextualizing the efforts toward Black and Jewish cooperation happening right now.