The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Shared stories & dreams: African-American & Jewish connections: a panel discussion and forum
Repository: West Virginia Center for African American Art & Culture, Inc.
Collection Description (CRHP): The West Virginia Center for African American Art & Culture, Inc. and a few members of the Social Action Committee of Temple Israel in Charleston formed an African American & Jewish Dialogue group. In March 2003, they sponsored a panel discussion that was video recorded. It involved several members who were pioneers in the civil rights movement locally in the Charleston area and who elaborated on the question: 'How did you get involved in the Movement?' Dr. Charlene Byrd served as the moderator, and panelists were 95-year-old Helaine Rotgin who was active in housing issues and passed away in 2009, 86-year-old Rev. Homer Davis, Betty Hamilton, Mary Snow (who was almost 97 years old), Judge Tod Kaufman, and Rev. Ronald English, who grew up with Martin Luther King Jr. and spoke at his funeral. A photograph of the panelists is available at http://www.cacwv.org/news-events.php.
Collection Description (Extant): Shared Stories & Dreams is a panel presentation and forum of local Jewish & African-American civil rights pioneers who share their stories of the past and dreams of the future.
Digital Status: Yes
Extent: 1 video recording (VHS and DVD formats)
Interviewees: Helaine Rotgin, Rev. Homer Davis, Betty Hamilton, Mary Snow, Judge Tod Kaufman, Rev. Ronald English
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African Americans--Civil rights--West Virginia
African Americans--Relations with Jews
Civil rights movements--West Virginia
Civil rights--Religious aspects--Judaism
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968