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Exhibition Opening: Standing for Justice II
February 9, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
STANDING FOR JUSTICE II, 1950-1980:
Documentation from the St. Louis Jewish Community Archives
SUNDAY, February 9, 2014
Kopolow Building Atrium, 12 Millstone Campus Dr., 63146
This exhibition, a continuation of the 2012 exhibit*, addressing the years 1950 through 1970, includes documents and artifacts, illustrating the St. Louis Jewish community’s response to discrimination. Selected documentation drawn from the 1950s through these tumultuous decades reveals the varied actions and reactions to discrimination, including anti-Semitism, extremists, including Neo-Nazis who marched in St. Louis, and civil rights initiatives, both on the part of the Jewish community and in partnership with other organizations and allies.
*Standing for Justice: 1930-1950 will also be on view, in the HMLC theater.
Congressman William Lacy Clay, Sr.
Introduction by Barbara Newmark
Long a civil rights activist, William Lacy Clay, Sr. was elected in 1968 as Missouri’s first African-American member of Congress — a position he held until he retired after the 2000 election.
Earlier, the elder Clay had served on the St. Louis Board of Aldermen and had led many civil-rights marches and actions, including the 1963 protest outside Jefferson Bank as a call for more minorities to be hired.
Congressman Clay will be reflecting on the history of the civil rights movement in St. Louis and on the relevance of these events to St. Louis.
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