Monday, June 29, 2020

FROM USHMM: Watch Live Program | American Trailblazers Who Fought Persecution

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum




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

American Trailblazers Who Fought Persecution at Home and Abroad
Live Digital Program

WHEN: Wednesday, July 1, 9:30 a.m. ET
WHERE: Watch live at facebook.com/holocaustmuseum and join in the conversation.

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.

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

You do not need a Facebook account to view our program. After the live broadcast, it will be available to watch on demand on the Museum’s Facebook page.

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

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