civil rights movement

  • Farbstein Asks Mitchell to Probe ‘possible Discrimination’ Against Minorities at Purdue

    Rep. Leonard Farbstein, New York Democrat, has called on Attorney General John N. Mitchell to investigate “possible discrimination” against Jews, Negroes, Puerto Ricans and other minorities by Purdue University, Lafayette, Ind. Rep. Farbstein pointed out that Purdue, a state university, has limited out-of-state acceptances to 25 percent of the total studentry and has, in addition,… More ▸

  • Aj Committee Opens 64th Annual Meeting; Roy Wilkins, Naacp President to Be Honored

    The American Jewish Committee opens its 64th annual meeting Thursday night with a dinner honoring Roy Wilkins, Executive Director of the NAACP, who will receive the Committee’s top award, the American Liberties Medal. During the four-day meeting, the Far East and Middle East will be discussed by Raymond Aren, political columnist for the French newspaper… More ▸

  • Jews and Blacks in Philadelphia Meet to Find Ways of Helping Ghetto Poor

    A local Jewish group has been meeting regularly since last November with Muhammed Kenyatta, Pennsylvania director of the Black Economic Development Conference, on cooperative ways to raise the economic standards of Negroes in the area. A series of project proposals involving Jewish financial aid and expertise which emerged from those meetings has been disclosed by… More ▸

  • Civic, Labor and Church Leaders Urge U.S. Reaffirmation of Direct Israel-arab Talks

    Outstanding Michigan civic, labor and church leaders have signed a declaration urging President Nixon and Secretary of State Rogers to “remove any doubt about our government’s current position by reaffirming America’s original policy of support of direct negotiations” between Israel and the Arab states for settlement of their conflict. The declaration also took the position… More ▸

  • Anti-defamation League Issues Film Strip on History of American Negro

    “For almost two centuries, American schools have taught only a one-dimensional white history of our country,” begins a teachers’ guide to a unique filmstrip series produced by the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith. The series, “Black Odyssey: A History of the American Negro,” is already in use at schools throughout the country. It is part… More ▸

  • Black Reporter Recommends Kibbutz Way of Life As Example to Black Communities

    An American Negro journalist has recommended Israel’s kibbutz way of life as an example for the black community in America. Dick Edwards, writing from Israel in the New York Amsterdam News, declared, “if the Israelis can make deserts bloom, it seems as if blacks with more fertile land and water, could follow the blueprints of… More ▸

  • Black Newsmen and Israeli Official Discuss South African-israeli Relations

    Israel’s policies of aid to the emerging nations of black Africa and the “sticky question” of its relations with the Republic of South Africa, were explained in detail to a group of visiting American Negro journalists in Jerusalem recently. An almost verbatim report of the briefing given the American group by Mordechai Lador, of the… More ▸

  • Cleaver Asserts U.S. Militant Blacks Support Anti-israel Guerrillas

    Eldridge Cleaver, the Black Panther Leader wanted by American police, said in Algiers yesterday that the militant Negro movement in the U.S. fully supports Palestinian guerrilla activities against Israel. Cleaver, who has found asylum in Algeria, told the newspaper El Moujahid that “Zionists, wherever they may be, are our enemies.” He said the Panthers “totally… More ▸

  • Israeli Official Gives Assurances on Chicago Black Jewish Immigrants

    The Israel Consul here has assured a local Jewish group that 39 black Jews from Chicago who arrived in Israel last month requesting immigrant status would be accorded the same treatment as all other Jews entering the country under the “law of return.” Consul Moshe Yegar gave his assurances to the Philadelphia Association of Black… More ▸