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  • Is the Civil Rights movement over?

    August 28, 2013 | 5:17 pm

    Ask any schoolchild when the civil rights movement took place and she will likely tell you it was in the 1960s. Recent events have made us wonder what we can do to re-create a similar sense of urgency about the civil rights at issue today. Although the challenges we are facing...

  • “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” Q & A with Author Eric Greene [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 5, 2011 | 6:09 pm

    Eric Greene is a civil rights activist and the regional director of the Progressive Jewish Alliance & Jewish Funds for Justice.  But I didn’t first meet him as a result of my job at the Jewish Journal.  Rather, it was the late 1990s and Eric was lecturing on the original five...

  • Racial Tensions Take Center Stage

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    When the "Coloreds Only" sign disappeared from a water fountain at the train station in Tony Kushner's hometown of Lake Charles, La., one day in the early 1960s, it was a sign of the dawning civil rights movement, which had emerged elsewhere in the South but only subtly in Lake...

  • Waking Jesse Jackson

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 22, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Our knee-jerk reaction every time the Rev. Jesse Jackson opens his mouth is, "Oh no, not again." We know it's unfair, we know it's jaded, but we have the same reaction when our friend's child practices his trombone scales in the living room the umpteenth time. Sure we like him,...
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