Professor Dollinger to Discuss 'Black Power,' Jewish Politics at Palo Alto Jewish Community Center

Thursday, July 26, 2018

BROADWAY WORLD (SAN FRANCISCO) -- “Black Power, Jewish Politics: Reinventing the Alliance in the 1960s.” An Evening with Author Marc Dollinger. 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 3. In his latest book, author Marc Dollinger charts the transformation of American Jewish political culture from the Cold War liberal consensus of the early postwar years, to the rise and influence of Black Power-inspired ethnic nationalism. Undermining widely-held beliefs about the black-Jewish alliance, Dollinger describes a new political consensus, based on identity politics, that drew blacks and Jews together and altered the course of American liberalism.

Dollinger is the author of Quest for Inclusion: Jews and Liberalism in Modern America and co-editor of California Jews and American Jewish History: A Primary Source Reader. He holds the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Chair in Jewish Studies and Social Responsibility at San Francisco State University.