Blacks and Jews in American History and Culture

JUDS 1753 S01 [CRN: 15767]

African Americans and American Jews have interacted throughout the history of the United States. Through readings, images, and films, this course will explore this complex, sometimes tortured relationship in its religious, cultural and political aspects. It will discuss the role of Jews in the slave trade, the contributions of both groups to American popular culture, both groups' involvement in the struggle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the rise of Black Power, attitudes to Zionism, affirmative action and more. We will try to answer the question how the experiences of both groups both overlapped and led to conflict.
Fall 2020
Credit Hours
Maximum Enrollment
Course Attributes
Writing - Designated Courses
Primary Instructor
16:00 - 18:30 Thu - from Sep 9, 2020 to Dec 11, 2020