This is the first of three clips taken from the documentary Blacks and Jews. This clip introduces the racial transition of Lawndale from a Jewish to an African American neighborhood, and some effects associated with that transition. Martin Luther King, Jr. brought the southern Civil Rights campaign north to Chicago, and received support from white activists such as Monsignor Jack Egan and Rabbi Robert Marx of the JCUA.
Blacks and Jews is a documentary that examines the relationships and conflicts between Black and Jewish activists. For more information on the film, click here.