Allied in the Fight: Jews, Blacks and the Struggle for Civil Rights

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Allied in the Fight explores the partnership between Jewish and African American leaders in confronting systematic racism in the United States. The exhibit addresses Black-Jewish collaboration within the Civil Rights Movement and the complicated nature of Jewish contributions to the Civil Rights movement through artifacts, archival materials and information from a national perspective.

Allied in the Fight is a part of the Milwaukee-wide initiative, “200 Nights of Freedom,” commemorating the 50th anniversary of the city’s 1967-68 Open Housing Marches. These marches took place over 200 consecutive days in support of the passing of a fair housing bill and were sponsored and organized by the Milwaukee NAACP Youth Council, its Commando unit, and Alderwoman Vel Phillips along with other supporters.

Artifacts and other materials from American Jewish Historical Society, Leo Baeck Institute, and Yeshiva University Museum, the University of Wisconsin – Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s Black Historical Society, and the Wisconsin Historical Society’s Crossing the Line display.

Sponsors: Helen Daniels Bader Fund, a Bader Philanthropy, a Community Sponsor, and Wisconsin Humanities Council, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities (and) the State of Wisconsin. Special thanks to Buzz Monkeys for in-kind donations.

Honorary Chairs: Vel Philips and Reuben Harpole
Committee: Ralph Hollmon, Chair; Fran Kaplan, Chair; Rodney Bourrage; Idy Goodman; Reggie Jackson; Bonnie Joseph; Lois Malawsky; Harriet McKinney; Tim McMurtry

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Cassie A. Sacotte; or (414) 390-5757

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