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Lecture: Jews and Race Relations in the South
You might not know it from pop-cultural, or even serious discussions of southern race relations, but Jews have lived and worked below the Mason-Dixon line since long before Boca Raton was a hoity-toity retirement town. The first Sephardic Jews to settle in Alabama did so in 1765, when it was still part of British West Florida. Judah P. Benjamin, the first openly Jewish senator, was not only from Louisiana, but the Secretary of War for the Confederacy. As part of a discussion series hosted by Ford's Theatre, Eli Evans, author of "The Provincials: A Personal History of Jews in the South" and "Judah P. Benjamin: The Jewish Confederate" will lead a discussion on the rich niche history of Jewish peoples in the Bible belt. Oct. 10 at Ford's Theatre, 511 10th St. NW. Phone: (202) 347-4833. Web: http://www.fordstheatre.org/

Lecture: Jews and Race Relations in the South You might not know it from pop-cultural, or even serious discussions of southern race relations, but Jews have lived and worked below the Mason-Dixon line since long before Boca Raton was a hoity-toity retirement town. The first Sephardic Jews to settle in Alabama did so in 1765, when it was still part of British West Florida. Judah P. Benjamin, the first openly Jewish senator, was not only from Louisiana, but the Secretary of War for the Confederacy. As part of a discussion series hosted by Ford's Theatre, Eli Evans, author of "The Provincials: A Personal History of Jews in the South" and "Judah P. Benjamin: The Jewish Confederate" will lead a discussion on the rich niche history of Jewish peoples in the Bible belt. Oct. 10 at Ford's Theatre, 511 10th St. NW. Phone: (202) 347-4833. Web: http://www.fordstheatre.org/

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