From Swastika to Jim Crow (2000)
Complimentary documentary film screening held in Hattiesburg Library Meeting Room. Outside snacks and drinks welcome.
“Before and during the Second World War, Jewish intellectuals and scholars who escaped Nazi Germany and immigrated to the U.S. faced an uncertain future. Confronted with anti-Semitism at major universities and a public distrust of foreigners, a surprising number secured teaching positions at traditionally Black colleges in the segregated South. In many cases they formed lasting relationships with their students and had an important impact on the communities in which they lived and worked.”