Shared Dreams: Martin Luther King, Jr and the Jewish Community

Many people are familiar with the story of Jewish support for the American civil rights movement, but this history has another side – one that has not been fully told until now.. “At critical moments in the life of the American Jewish community, of Israel and of the plight of Soviet Jews, Martin Luther King, Jr. stepped in as an advocate to speak out for the human and civil rights of Jews. His efforts to support world Jewry – within the constraints of his primary role in the civil rights movement – cannot be forgotten. Indeed, they must be remembered.. “Rabbi Marc Schneier, President of The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, presents the full story of Dr. King’s involvement with the Jewish community. Through the use of previously unpublished material and interviews with those who marched at Dr. King’s side, the long-neglected story of mutual support and cooperation between Dr. King and the Jewish community is brought to life.

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