Bill Giessen Film Series

From Swastika to Jim Crow

Featuring a panel of Northeastern University Faculty


Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Amilcar Cabral Center / 40 Leon Street


Stotsky Professor Laurel Leff will introduce the film.  After the film, a panel discussion between Margaret Burnham, Charissa Threat, and Laurel Leff will be moderated by James Ross.

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.