civil rights movement

  • Morris Abram Named As First Jewish Chairman of United Negro College Fund

    Morris B. Abram, former president of the American Jewish Committee and Brandeis University, was named yesterday as the first Jewish chairman of the United Negro College Fund which raises money for 36 predominantly black colleges and universities. The schools have a total enrollment of 40,000 students and 2,500 full-time faculty members. As president, Mr. Abram… More ▸

  • Fcc Withdraws License from Radio Station Charged with Broadcasting Hate Commentaries

    The Federal Communications Commission, which has rarely removed a broadcast license, even for programming that some have found racially or religiously offensive, has voted unanimously to withdraw the license of WXUR, Media, Pa, which had been charged with “highly racist, anti-Semitic, anti-Negro and anti-Roman Catholic” content. That charge was first made in 1966 by local… More ▸

  • Rabbi Says No Responsible Leader in Williamsburg Invited Jdl to Protect Jews

    A leading Williamsburg rabbi declared today that “no responsible leader” in that Jewish community had invited the Jewish Defense League for protection after clashes broke out between local Jews and blacks following the death of a Negro girl who was struck by a truck driven by a Hassidic Jew. Rabbi Meir Kahane, JDL leader, and… More ▸

  • Play About Evolving Relationship Between Jewish Grocer and Negro Boy Wins Award

    “A Storm in Summer,” a play about mistrust and hostility between an elderly Jewish grocer and a Negro boy that eventually evolve into mutual understanding and love, was named Sunday night as the best single dramatic program of the 1969-70 television season. It received the appropriate Emmy award from the National Academy of Television Arts… More ▸