civil rights movement

  • Hillel Foundations Say U.S. Universities Are More Receptive to Judaic Studies

    American universities are increasingly receptive to inclusion of accredited Judaic study courses in their curricula, a B’nai B’rith Hillel Foundations study reported here today. Preliminary findings of a survey of more than 200 major (institutions) indicated a general acceptance among college administrations to recognize the “academic authenticity” of such study courses. The findings, reported at… More ▸

  • Commerce Department is Studying Aj Congress Protest Against Aid to Gerald L.k. Smith

    The United States Department of Commerce said it has under “serious investigation and consideration” a protest lodged by the American Jewish Congress against a Federal grant of $181,500 to enhance a project sponsored by Gerald L.K. Smith, a professional peddler of racial hate propaganda since the early 1930s. The grant, announced by Rep. John P…. More ▸

  • Fortas Rejects Concept of Sectarian Seat on United States Supreme Court

    Former Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas, the last Jew to serve on the country’s highest judicial bench, rejected the notion today that there should be a “Jewish seat” on the court, a Catholic seat, a Negro seat or even a “Wasp seat,” Mr. Fortas said in a speech before the National Press Club that members… More ▸

  • Study Finds Generation, Education Gap Among Jews on Black Anti-semitism Issue

    A major study of opinions of Jews and Negroes in New York City’s five boroughs, financed by a $109,000 Ford Foundation grant, has disclosed a deep generation and educational gap among Jews in their assessments of Negro anti-Semitism and in readiness to support efforts to end discrimination against non-white minorities. The survey, made by Louis… More ▸

  • Social International Says It Will Back UN Initiative on Soviet Jewry

    The secretary general of the Socialist International has written to United Nations Secretary General U Thant pledging the International’s full support for any initiative which may be taken by the UN regarding the plight of Soviet Jewry. Hans Janitschek also sent Mr. Thant copies of a Socialist International pamphlet containing the report of a special… More ▸

  • Jewish Labor Committee Hails Senate Rejection of Nixon’s Haynesworth Nomination

    The Jewish Labor Committee has hailed the Senate’s rejection of the nomination of Federal Judge Clement F. Haynesworth for a seat on the United States Supreme Court. In a statement, Charles S. Zimmerman, president of the organization, said “the failure of the Nixon Administration to force this appointment on the Senate is a significant victory… More ▸

  • Atlanta Extends a Warm Welcome to Singer Nehama Lifschitz, Who Visits Day School

    Atlanta extended a warm welcome to Nehama Lifschitz yesterday. The Russian-born Jewish folksinger, who left her native land earlier this year to become a citizen of Israel, was here on a concert tour sponsored by Premier Golda Meir of Israel. She was greeted by Mayor Ivan Allan and, accompanied by the Israel Consul General, Moshe… More ▸

  • Mrs. Martin Luther King Joins Honorary Atlanta Committee Welcoming Miss Lifschitz

    Mrs. Martin Luther King, Jr., widow of the Negro civil rights leader has joined an honorary committee welcoming the Russian-Jewish folk singer, Nehama Lifschitz who will give a concert here Nov. 18. Miss Lifschitz, who has become an Israeli citizen, is on a concert tour of the United States in cooperation with the American-Israel Cultural… More ▸

  • Finds Moderate Attitude of Most Negroes Toward Whites and Jews Generally Unchanged

    The moderate attitude of most Negroes towards whites generally and Jews in particular that prevailed several years ago remains basically unchanged, according to a Harvard sociologist whose 1964 study of protest and prejudice in the black community was conducted under a grant from the B’nai B’rith’s Anti-Defamation League, But Dr. Gary T. Marx reports that… More ▸