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Shared Legacies Screening

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 3 Tevet 5782

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Register now for the screening of the documentary, Shared Legacies on Tuesday, December 7 at 7:30pm which explores the history and legacy of Black-Jewish cooperation during the civil rights movement and beyond.

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 prominent Atlantans such as 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.

Afterward, we will hear from a distinguished panel moderated by our own Jodi Rudoren, editor of the Forward, about ways we can continue to work together to further create a "Shared Legacy" together. Panelists include the film's director, Shari Rogers, Professor Bruce Haynes, Pastor Harriet Johnson of Park United Methodist, and Rabbi Marc Katz. Bios of panelists are below.

This event is sponsored by the generosity of Shirley Cobert in memory of her husband Mac Cobert.

We're proud to partner with the Forward, the nation's oldest and leading Jewish news organization. Exclusive offer for event registrants: Get 6 months of unlimited access to Jewish news, culture and opinion for 75% off. Claim your subscription at and use promo code TNT at checkout. 

Proof of vaccination and mask wearing is required.

If you are more comfortable participating virtually, you can register here to attend over Zoom.

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