Courage, Conscience, and Conformity: SC Jews and the Civil Rights Movement

April 16-17, 2016
Charleston SC

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Saturday, April 16:
Let us Break Bread Together: African Americans, Jews, and South Carolina’s Civil Rights Struggle-
Bobby Donaldson, Associate Professor of History, University of South Carolina
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Panel Discussion – Rising to the Challenge: Jewish Politicians in and Age of Change
Moderator: The Honorable jean Toal, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of South Carolina (2000-2013)
Panelists: Billy Keyserling, Marvin Lare, Senator Joel Lourie, Jack Swerling
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Panel Discussion – Revisiting Rivers: Reflections on School Desegregation
Moderator: Jon Hale, Assistant Professor, Department of Teacher Education, College of Charleston
Panelists: Charlie Brown, Millicent Brown, Oveta Glover, Missy Cohen Gold, Robert Rosen, Blanche Weintraub Wine
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Reception at Albert and Robin Mercer’s residence

Sunday, April 17
Panel Discussion –¬†Against the Tide: Risks and Rewards of Rejecting the Status Quo
Moderator: Cleveland Sellers, Jr. President, Voorhees College
Panelists: Jack Bass, Dan T Carter, Bill Saunders, Rabbi Robert Seigel
Respondent: Patricia A Sullivan, Professor of History, University of South Carolina
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Pictures taken by Jeri Perlmutter and Max B Hellman
Recordings courtesy of Jewish Heritage Collection Oral History Archives
Recordings volume edited by Alyssa Lee Neely
Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina


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