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Bildner Center: Antisemitism in the Heartland: Hubert Humphrey & the Fight for Civil Rights

Date: Monday, October 16
Time: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm (EDT)
Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ

As mayor of Minneapolis in the mid-1940s, Hubert Humphrey transformed the city from being nationally notorious for its antisemitism and anti-Black racism to being nationally acclaimed for its concrete progress on civil rights. How Humphrey accomplished what he did is both dramatic as a part of history and instructive amid the present upsurge in antisemitism. Professor Samuel G. Freedman, Columbia University, will discuss his new book, which examines this obscure chapter of Humphrey’s life, foretelling his impact as President Lyndon B. Johnson’s right hand in pushing through the landmark civil rights laws of the 1960s. Advance registration required on the Bildner Center’s website.

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