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"Stayed on Freedom's Call"
(free: https://archive.org/details/StayedOnF...)
includes two 'imagination-rich' walking tours, with songs, of Washington, DC. New interviews and research are woven into stories of old struggles shared by both the Jewish and African-American communities in the capital city.

Shared histories are explored from a new perspective of cultural parallel
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Paperback, 55 pages
Published March 22nd 2014 by Lambert Academic Publishing
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Jan Rice
Jan 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
I much appreciated this subtle gem of a book written by Goodreads friend Shira Destinie Jones. It could appear to be Pollyannaish--and that possibility gave me some pause at first--but the book is merely focused on what is true, which is something to appreciate, especially these days. Shira has not forgotten what has intervened, but neither has she forgotten the prior alliance between African-Americans and Jews.

Her recounting of a Jewish congregation that elected to stay in DC instead of hightai
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Richard
Nov 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This work is a real 'Wolf in Sheep's Clothing'.

Hiding behind the deceptively academic title of, 'Stayed on Freedom's Call: Cooperation Between Jewish And African-American Communities In Washington, DC' , is a slim work that punches far above its weight, on so many levels, in so many areas.

Whilst I must admit the title did not initially suggest a work that I would normally have been drawn to, I must also admit that I am really gratified that my attention was drawn to it and though there were time
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Bibi
Nov 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
I helped for the translation in French. I would never do that if it were not worth it!
Rachel Wexelbaum
Apr 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
In many regions of the United States, ethnic groups and their respective histories have become polarized. It is all too easy for each group to view each other as a competitor for resources, to insist on who may be more or less deserving of resources, and to quibble about who may be more or less oppressed. When people divide themselves in this way, it makes it much easier for those in power to weaken and conquer everyone.

In Stayed on Freedom's Call: Cooperation Between Jewish and African-American
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John Sibley
Mar 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
" When I was a boy my Uncle Miles would take me to the Maxwell Street flea market with him every Sunday. Where he would sell his refurbished two-wheeled carts. Blues legend Jimmie Lee Robinson says that Maxwell street was respectively known as Jew Town." Chapter 8 "Being and Homelessness" by John Sibley

A fascinating read from a author who is both Black and Jewish. A author who feels the 'otherness' as she straddles both worlds. I found the way she explained her biracial cultural estrangement in
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Akshat Upadhyay
Jul 31, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2015
A very detailed and extensively researched book describing the extra ordinary relations between the Jewish and the colored community. A must read
Shira
Sep 16, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Traduccion corta del libro original. Gratis: https://archive.org/details/EnfocadoE... ...more
Thomas Ray
Jul 27, 2017 rated it liked it
A worthy preservation of local Washington D.C. history. Online at archive.org/stream/StayedOnFreedomsCa... ...more
Ashley Peterson
Oct 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book offers fascinating insights into how relationships developed through the years between Jewish and African-American communities in Washington DC. I found it particularly interesting that "By 1950 Black and Jewish protesters in and around Washington, DC were jointly picketing on the premise that 'anti-semitism is kin to Jim-Crowism'." With all the division and strife in the world, coming together is as important now as it's ever been, and this book is certainly a step in the right direct ...more
Masha E
Dec 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Highly recommend. This is a densely-packed introduction to some of the connections and overlap between the Jewish and Black communities. I appreciated that the book combines 1) big-picture descriptions of historical events and community interactions and 2) anecdotes about specific individuals.

I am a Jewish person who has big gaps in my understanding of Jewish history, and there have been a small handful of books, moments, and people who have made me feel more understanding of and/or connected t
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Shira Destinie Jones Bourke Booth Hall Faxio Mayo Manzilla West is a published academic author and an aspiring Historical Fantasy novelist. She has also been a community organizer, Voluntary Simplicity adherent, and educator. She is still working to build strong Public Domain social Infrastructure (#PublicDomainInfrastructure):

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