Shared Dreams: Mar­tin Luther King, Jr. & the Jew­ish Community 

  • From the Publisher
January 21, 2008

Many peo­ple are famil­iar with the sto­ry of Jew­ish sup­port for the Amer­i­can civ­il rights move­ment, but this his­to­ry has anoth­er side―one that has not been ful­ly told until now.

Out­lines a com­pelling image of rela­tions between the two com­mu­ni­ties…. In Shared Dreams, Rab­bi Schneier reit­er­ates our com­mon­al­i­ty, as upheld by Mar­tin Luther King, Jr., and fuels the read­er to con­tin­ue to work for the advance­ment of race rela­tions among all God’s children.”
―from the Pref­ace by Mar­tin Luther King III

Shared Dreams brings to life the impres­sive, sur­pris­ing, and long-neglect­ed his­to­ry of Dr. Mar­tin Luther King, Jr.’s efforts in sup­port of the Jew­ish com­mu­ni­ty. This is a sto­ry that sheds new light on the com­mit­ment and the rela­tion­ship between the Jew­ish and African-Amer­i­can com­mu­ni­ties as they have strug­gled togeth­er to fight for jus­tice and civ­il rights in our nation, and our lives.

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