US Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC 20024
From Swastika to Jim Crow
Join the US Holocaust Memorial Museum and the March on Washington Film Festival for a film screening exploring the encounter between two peoples targeted by oppression, brutality, and forced segregation who were brought together by World War II and racism in their societies.
Having escaped Nazi Germany in the 1930s, Jewish scholars arrived in the United States only to face antisemitism at major universities. Many secured jobs at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the South where they formed a special bond with students and communities.
A panel discussion will follow the film screening.
Sara Bloomfield, Director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Steven Fischler, Producer of From Swastika to Jim Crow
Hank Klibanoff, Journalist and co-author of the Pulitzer-prize winning book The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation
Dr. Joyce Ladner, Sociologist, author, and scholar activist
Jill Savitt, Special Advisor to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Stream the program live at ushmm.org/watch. Registration is not required to watch the live-streamed event.
Co-presented with March on Washington Film Festival:
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