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About This Event

Time: July 1, 2020, 9:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m. EDT

Ticket: Free, Registration Not Required

Location: Virtual Event

  • United States poster promoting the need for a desegregated workforce to support the war effort, 1943. Gift of the Crown family
  • United States poster promoting the need for a desegregated workforce to support the war effort, 1943. Gift of the Crown family

As news of the rising Nazi threat reached Americans in the 1930s, the United States was struggling with racism, antisemitism, and anti-immigrant biases. In response, some religious leaders, members of the Black press, and other bold Americans gathered momentum to condemn Nazi persecution in Europe and racial discrimination in the United States. 

Join historians from the Museum and George Mason University to learn about the leaders who confronted hatred overseas and at home while planting the seeds for the American civil rights movement.

Speaker
Dr. Charles L. Chavis, Assistant Professor, Conflict Analysis, Resolution, and History, George Mason University

Moderator
Dr. Edna Friedberg, Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Watch live at facebook.com/holocaustmuseum and join in the conversation. You do not need a Facebook account to view our program. After the live broadcast, the recording will be available to watch on demand on the Museum's Facebook page.