civil rights movement

  • 8 American Negro Editors and Publishers Will Conduct Study Mission in Israel

    Eight American Negro editors and publishers will visit Israel for 10 days beginning Nov. 16 to study that country’s social and economic methods with a view to applying some of them toward the betterment of the Negro community in the United States. The eight, representing leading Negro newspapers, will tour Israel as guests its Government…. More ▸

  • Cleveland Jews Have History of Cooperation with Mayor Carl Stokes

    The Jewish community of Cleveland followed local election developments with close interest despite the absence of any specific Jewish interests. Most Cleveland Jews live in the suburbs and thus had little part in the voting which led to the re-election of Mayor Carl B. Stokes, by a narrow margin. Mr. Stokes was the first Negro… More ▸

  • Prof. Ravitz Leads Field of 18, Will Be President of Detroit City Council

    Prof. Mel Ravitz, of Wayne State University was reelected Tuesday to the Detroit City Council with the highest vote of any candidate and will become President of the Council in January. Another Democrat and liberal leader, Carl M. Levin, running for office for the first time, came in third among the 18 candidates for the… More ▸

  • Washington Jewry Will Provide Accommodations, Services to Vietnam War Protestors

    Washington’s Jewish community and its major synagogues and organizations are preparing to provide accommodations and various services for thousands of Jewish students who are expected to converge on the capital during the Vietnam war mass protests Nov. 13-15. A Jewish Student Assistance Center has been established with the cooperation of the Union of American Hebrew… More ▸

  • Sam H. Massell, Jr., 41-year-old Jew, is Elected Mayor of Atlanta

    Sam H. Massell, Jr. was elected yesterday as the first Jewish Mayor of this southern city. The 41-year-old incumbent Vice Mayor, a Democrat, defeated Rodney Cook, 45, a moderate Republican, in a race that was marked by charges of anti-Semitism. A major factor in Mr. Massell’s successful campaign, political observers said, was the heavy vote… More ▸

  • New York State Official Urges Jews to Work for Restructuring of Urban Community

    A New York State official has urged the Jewish community to redirect its resources away from the “shadow-boxing of anti-Semitism” and to bend its efforts to restructure the urban community as a whole. Dr. Jack Sable, director of the New York State Office for Community Affairs, spoke at the opening of the annual convention of… More ▸

  • Brooklyn Rabbinical President Appeals to Christians to Condemn Vandalism

    The president of the Brooklyn Board of Rabbis appealed today to Catholic and Protestant clergymen to join him in condemning vandalism against houses of worship after a Coney Island synagogue was found desecrated last week. Rabbi Kurt Klappholz made his appeal after Morris Glassman, president of Congregation Chevra Bikur Cholcm, reported that the synagogue had… More ▸

  • Committee of Concern Formed by Gen. Clay to Aid Iraqi Jewry

    A Committee of Concern has been formed to concentrate world attention on political trials and hangings of Jews, Christians and other minority members in Iraq, as well as on discrimination in other Mideast countries. The chairman is Gen. Lucius D, Clay (Ret.), a former commander of the United States forces in Europe and now a… More ▸