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Streaming to CH: Nazis, Red-Baiting, and Civil Rights: Jewish Americans as Interracial Activists in Twentieth-Century Los Angeles

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ClassGraphic Dr. Shana Bernstein joins us to discuss the emergence of interracial civil rights activism in mid-twentieth century Los Angeles. The presentation is taken from content in Dr. Bernstein’s book, Bridges of Reform: Interracial Civil Rights Activism in Twentieth-Century Los Angeles, which places multiracial communities of the U.S. West at the center of U.S. civil rights history. Dr. Bernstein will focus on Los Angeles Jews’ role in mid-century interracial efforts, specifically how concerns about Nazi activities, an increasingly multiracial wartime community, and fears of Cold War red-baiting helped facilitate Jews’ involvement with Mexican Americans and other local ethno-racial minority communities.

Shana Bernstein is an Associate Professor of Clinical, Legal Studies, and American Studies in the Center for Legal Studies of Northwestern University.

Our Leading Edge lecture series is held at lunchtime or the end of the day on the Evanston campus. The series is free and open to all OLLI members. This event will be streamed live to our Chicago campus. Registration required for both campuses. Coffee and biscuits will be served at the streaming location only. 

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Tue

Wieboldt Hall

Candice Dalrymple 



Please read:  This is the streaming event to Chicago. Space is limited. Registration is required.



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
4/23/2019 - 4/23/2019 Weekly - Tue 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Candice Dalrymple