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Shared Legacies: Honoring the Black-Jewish Civil Rights Alliance
  • Date: Thursday, July 21, 2016 - Friday, July 22, 2016
  • Time: 11:00 pm
  • Location: William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, DC

Deborah Lauter, director of civil rights for the Anti-Defamation League, moderates a panel on the legacy of the historic connection between the African American and Jewish communities.  Panelists include Rabbi Ben Kamin, Clarence Jones, Susannah Heschel, and Rabbi Israel “Si” Dresner. Academy Award®-winning actor Louis Gossett, Jr., will give a special reading.


This program is presented by the National Archives in partnership with the 2016 March on Washington Film Festival.

Reserve a seat

All public programs at the National Archives are free and streamed live online via the National Archives’ YouTube channel. Reservations are recommended; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The doors to the building will open 45 minutes prior to the start of the program. Use the Special Events entrance on the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW. Click here for more information on getting to the National Archives and parking.Live captioning will be available online and in the William G. McGowan Theater. If you require an alternative or additional accommodation for an event (such as a downloadable transcript or a sign language interpreter), please send an email to public.program@nara.gov or call 202-357-5000 in advance.