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Exhibition Opening: Standing for Justice II

February 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

STANDING FOR JUSTICE II, 1950-1980:
Documentation from the St. Louis Jewish Community Archives

EXHIBITION OPENING:
SUNDAY, February 9, 2014
1:00-3:30 PM

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.

Opening Speaker
1:30PM
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.

For information please call 314-442-3714 or email dreich@jfedstl.org.

Details

Date:
February 9
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Organizer

Dan Reich
Phone:
314-442-3714
Email:

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Kosher
Yes

Venue

Jewish Federation Kopolow Building
12 Millstone Campus Dr., St. Louis, MO 63146 United States
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Phone:
(314) 432-0020