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[VIRTUAL] Antisemitism in Minneapolis
November 5, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Minneapolis Jews, like their African-American and Japanese-American fellow residents, faced serious discrimination and social exclusion in employment, housing, and some public accommodations. Indeed, one of the leading investigative journalists and essayists of the era, Carey McWilliams, noted in his Common Ground article “Minneapolis: The Curious Twin” (Autumn 1946), “One might even say, with a measure of justification, that Minneapolis is the capitol [sic] of anti-Semitism in the United States.” In the next year, led by Mayor Hubert Humphrey and a wide coalition of groups, the City Council passed among the first open housing and fair employment ordinances in the country. Steve Hunegs, Executive Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas, will help us understand the history of antisemitism in Minneapolis.
We will host Steve’s talk virtually through Google Meet. We will send all who are on the LHHSG email list a link to join the Google Meet session for November 5 at 7:00 p.m. If we do not have your email address, please call 612-926-0646 or email email@example.com and give us the email address where you’d like the Google Meet link to be sent, so that you can participate.
Everyone is welcome.