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About the Film: Shared Legacies

Shared Legacies



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About the Film

The crucial historical lessons of Black-Jewish cooperation are revisited and revived in this utterly fascinating, urgent call to action.

Common cause was found in the turbulent ‘60s Civil Rights era, as Jewish leaders backed Dr. King’s efforts at racial equality and harmony. Yet, the relationship has frayed in recent years, as a once mighty bond of support and respect has seemingly faded, been forgotten or ignored.

​Pivotal events come alive through a treasure trove of archival materials, narrated by eyewitnesses, activists, Holocaust survivors, and leaders of the movement, including Congressman John Lewis, Amb. Andrew Young, Rabbi Alvin Sugarman, Rabbi Peter S. Berg, Oscar-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr., members of the King family, and many others.

​With divisive seeds of hate taking root anew in the American landscape, a new generation also affirms their pledge to actively promote the values of social justice. This potent, inspiring story of unity, empathy and partnership validates the ubiquity of the human experience, and how freedom and equality for all can be achieved only when people come together.

USA, 2020 – Documentary – English – 97 minutes

About the Jewish Federation of Ocean County

The Jewish Federation of Ocean County serves as a central resource for our growing Jewish community. We are composed of volunteers, contributors, and member agencies, seeking to meet the various human needs of the Jewish community.

The Jewish federation has created numerous opportunities for members of the community to participate in the effort to help Jews around the world. The JFOC welcomes gifts of all sizes, and no gift is too small to help its mission.

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November 1, 2021
5:30 pm EDT