NMAJH Announces New Exhibition

National Museum of American Jewish History has announced an upcoming exhibition, Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars at Black Colleges, which will run from January 15 to June 2, 2013.

Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars at Black Colleges tells the story of Jewish academics from Germany and Austria who came to the US after being dismissed from their teaching positions in the 1930s. Some found positions at historically black colleges and universities in the Jim Crow South.

Through over 70 artifacts and documents, this exhibition is said to “illustrate the empathy between two minority groups with a history of persecution who came together in search of freedom and opportunity, and shared the early years of struggle in the Civil Rights movement”.