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Bill Giessen Film Series: From Swastika to Jim Crow

From the 1930s to the rise of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements, From Swastika to Jim Crow is a mesmerizing chronicle of Jim Crow America and a profoundly moving tale of two seemingly different groups – the formal, heavily accented European scholars and their young, Southern Black students – who enriched each other’s lives in ways still being felt today. That refugees from Nazi Germany were welcomed by historically black colleges remains an inspirational story for the 21st century.

Film introduction by Laurel Leff, followed by a panel discussion among professors Margaret Burnham, Charissa Threat, and Laurel Leff, moderated by James Ross.

Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Amilcar Cabral Center / 40 Leon Street

Part of the Northeastern University Holocaust Awareness Week.

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