In conjunction with Black History Month, we invite you to view Shared Legacies, the often forgotten story of the coalition and friendship between the Jewish and African-American communities during the Civil Rights Movement.
View the film from February 26th – March 5th
We invite you to view the film at your leisure by clicking here. Password: Menemsha (case-sensitive)
Sunday, March 7th, 2:00 p.m.
From Menemsha Films:
The crucial historical lessons of Black-Jewish cooperation are revisited and revived in this utterly fascinating, urgent call to action.
Common cause was found in the turbulent ‘60s Civil Rights era, as Jewish leaders backed Dr. King’s efforts at racial equality and harmony. Yet, the relationship has frayed in recent years, as a once mighty bond of support and respect has seemingly faded, been forgotten or ignored.
Pivotal events come alive through a treasure trove of archival materials, narrated by eyewitnesses, activists, Holocaust survivors, and leaders of the movement, including prominent Atlantans such as Congressman John Lewis, Amb. Andrew Young, Rabbi Alvin Sugarman, Rabbi Peter S. Berg, Oscar-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr., members of the King family, and many others.
With divisive seeds of hate taking root anew in the American landscape, a new generation also affirms their pledge to actively promote the values of social justice. This potent, inspiring story of unity, empathy and partnership validates the ubiquity of the human experience, and how freedom and equality for all can be achieved only when people come together.
View the film’s trailer:
Praise for Shared Legacies:
POV Magazine(Canada’s Documentary Magazine)-review by Courtney Small: “Shared Legacies is an insightful and timely reminder of the importance of communities coming together to denounce hate and injustice.” Read the full review.
In The Seats-review by Steve Norton: “Shared Legacies is 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.” Click here for the complete review.
Frameline on Regent Radio-review by Courtney Small: Click here and jump to 21.29 min to hear the review.