Fight Against Fear: Southern Jews and Black Civil Rights
Fight against Fear is the first book to focus on black-Jewish relations in the civil rights-era South. Clive Webb begins by ranging over the experiences of southern Jews up to the eve of the civil rights movement. He then shows how the historical burden of ambivalence between Jews and blacks weighed on issues from school desegregation to business boycotts. The result is a complex story of resistance and complicity, conviction and apathy.
A groundbreaking study of unity and discord at the crossroads of Jewish and black life in the South.