Tent: The South will explore the Jewish experience in the one of the country’s most distinctive and complicated regions. While traveling from New Orleans to Memphis, spending several days in Mississippi along the way, participants will discover the best that Southern culture has to offer. They will visit both small Jewish communities and major cities, exploring the musical, culinary, and artistic flavors of the region. During this week-long seminar, participants will also study the history of the Civil Rights Movement and the struggle for social justice in the Deep South.
Contrary to stereotypes, Jews have a long history throughout the South, from the ante-bellum period through the Civil War, to the Civil Rights Movement and into the present. By traveling to different towns, we will be able to focus on the distinct cultures of small communities, and learn about the history of Jewish social action beyond large national organizations and leaders.
Tent: The South hosted by the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life, New Orleans to Memphis, October 19-26, 2014
Workshop is Free. If required, lodging will be provided; most meals will be provided. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from New Orleans and Memphis, TN.
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