In 2020, the Museum of HIstory and Holocaust Education (MHHE) at Kennesaw State University received a grant from the Breman Foundation of Atlanta to create a traveling exhibit in support of its 2021 goals of combating antisemitism, addressing race relations, and working for social justice. During spring semester 2021, public history students in HIST 4427 worked with MHHE curator Adina Langer to produce the exhibit.
Black + Jewish: Connection, Courage, Community is a ten-panel traveling exhibit that explores the history of Black and Jewish relationships in the United States. When built on shared values and a mutual desire for civil and human rights those relationships have brought us closer to the ideal of inclusive democracy.
The exhibit is accompanied by a digital gallery guide, Black + Jewish Perspectives: A Conversational Companion, created in order to raise voices, clarify context, and complicate the conversation.
Learn about one way Black + Jewish communities are working together to combat white supremacy in the United States today, courtesy of Integrity First for America, The Center for Civil and Human Rights, The Breman Museum of Jewish Heritage, and Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta.Gallery Guide Audio Guide
The MHHE was proud to partner with Welcoming America for the third year in a row in support of their Welcoming Week initiative (September 10-19, 2021). This year, we featured our Black + Jewish exhibit, which was on display at the Breman Museum of Jewish Heritage, and the themes of migration and belonging that it explores. After you view the Black + Jewish exhibit and/or its digital gallery guide, reflect on how #BelongingBeginsWithUs.
Black + Jewish was on display at synagogues in and near Princeton, New Jersey, from September 17 through December 18. In addition to the display of the exhibit, docent-guided tours, and Zoom programming will be available throughout the fall.
On October 2, 2022, curator Adina Langer shared information about the genesis of the exhibition with members of the Jewish Center of Princeton.