Social Justice Cinema – Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow: Refugee Jewish Scholars in Black Colleges

Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College and the Center for Creative Partnerships will host the film discussion series “Social Justice Cinema” this spring. Three films will be presented, and a question-and-answer session with the filmmakers and humanities scholars will be held, following the viewing of each film

Thursday, April 23 | 6:00 p.m.
April is Holocaust Remembrance Month. The film “Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow: Refugee Jewish Scholars in Black Colleges” tells the story of Jewish professors who fled Nazism and came to America in the 1930s and 1940s, finding teaching positions at historically black colleges and universities. The film features John Hope Franklin, and a guest speaker will be John Whittington Franklin, his son and President of Franklin Global. The community discussion will focus around commemorating his father, the partnership between the black and Jewish communities in the Civil Rights struggle, and the failure of immigration to save lives from genocide.

Each film screening will take place at 6 p.m. in Roquemore Auditorium, Building R, on the campus of Orangeburg-Calhoun Tech (3250 St. Matthews Road, Orangeburg, SC).

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