"Walking In Her Father's Footsteps, The 50th Anniversary Of Selma," With Susannah Heschel

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Just 50 years ago, on March 21, 1965, Martin Luther King, Jr., led thousands of marchers across the Pettus Bridge, from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in one of the great historic moments of the Civil Rights Movement. The greatness of that Selma march continues to reverberate because it was not simply a political event, but an extraordinary moral and religious event as well. Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, Susanna Heschel's father, participated in the Selma Civil Rights March on March 21, 1965. The march led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act in July 1965. Heschel is a professor of religion and the Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College. Her scholarship focuses on Jewish-Christian relations in Germany during the 19th and 20th centuries, the history of biblical scholarship and the history of anti-semitism. Her numerous publications include “Abraham Geiger and the Jewish Jesus” (University of Chicago Press), which won a National Jewish Book Award, and “The Aryan Jesus: Christian Theologians and the Bible in Nazi Germany” (Princeton University Press). She has also taught at Southern Methodist University and Case Western Reserve University. Heschel’s talk is presented as this year's Ruth Vinn Hendler Lack Lecture, in memory of the former executive director of the Museum. Admission is free, but advance reservations are requested.
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By: HOLOCAUST MUSEUM HOUSTON