Miles College Hosting Holocaust Symposium

    Miles College, located in Bessemer, Alabama is hosting a symposium on Wed., Sept. 27 entitled, “Toward Healing and Reconciliation: Lessons from the Holocaust and the Jim Crow South.” This all-day series of lectures is co-sponsored by Miles College and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
    At this educational forum, scholars, students, and the public will explore the lessons that can be drawn from the study of the systems of targeted oppression and racial violence in Nazi Germany and the Jim Crow South within their specific historical contexts. Special attention will be given to the ways in which religious institutions either challenged or justified the racial discrimination in their respective societies.
    The schedule of the day’s events is linked below and each lecture is open and free to the public (unless otherwise noted on the website). This effort is part of a new educational initiative driven by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Representatives of the Birmingham Jewish Federation will be at the forum on Wednesday.

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