Shared Legacies: The African American-Jewish Civil Rights Alliance

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Shared Legacies: The African American-Jewish Civil Rights Alliance

This potent and utterly fascinating call to arms deeply explores the alliance between African Americans and Jewish Americans dating back to the 1909 founding of the NAACP. Director Shari Rogers shows how this union originated in a mutual recognition of the suffering of segregation, violence, and bigotry, but she also highlights how the relationship has frayed in recent years. The film features archival footage and recent interviews with leaders, witnesses, and activists, including the late great Congressman John Lewis, UN Ambassador Andrew Young, the scholar Susannah Heschel, and many others. This potent and inspiring story of unity, empathy, and partnership validates the universality of the human experience, and reminds us how freedom and equality for all can be achieved only when people come together.

This series previously played in the 2021 Jewish Film Festival.

Pricing/Film Availability Info: Admission to the festival will be sold either as an all-access pass or a la carte, available in the JBFC Virtual Marquee. Pricing is $100 (members), $125 (nonmembers) for the all-access pass or $11 (members), $16 (nonmembers) per film. All film programs will be available to stream for the entire length of the festival—films will become available at 10:00am on February 22 and will be open to stream until 11:59pm on March 7. Once a film is started, pass holders will have 48 hours to finish, regardless of when in the series they start the film. Festival passes will go on sale February 4 and individual tickets will go on sale February 22.

Please note, due to geographical restrictions from the distributor, you can only watch the films if you are located in Westchester and Fairfield counties. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Tickets: $11 (members), $16 (nonmembers)

“An insightful and timely reminder of the importance of communities coming together to denounce hate and injustice.”
Courtney Small, POV Magazine
“Compelling and powerful. It does an excellent job pointing out the necessity of both groups joining forces in the battle for justice and the impact that they had on each other’s lives.”
Steve Norton, In the Seats

This film is part of the Virtual Jewish Film Festival series.



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