Hasia Diner: The Business of Jews and African Americans

How did the business encounter between African Americans— as customers— and Jews— the sellers, leave its mark on the larger political relationship which emerged over time?

From the antebellum period into the middle of the twentieth century, and spanning the "north"-"south" divide, Jews and blacks engaged with each other in the context of commerce. This talk will explore the dimensions of business and its impact on both partners in this exchange.

Dr. Hasia Diner is the Paul S. and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History and the Director of the Goldstein-Goren Center for American Jewish History at New York University.

The talk will take place on February 28th at 7 p.m. in Arnold Hall of the Jewish Studies Center at 96 Wentworth Street and will be preceded by a light dessert reception. This event is part of the Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program's Food for Thought lecture series and was made possible by the Legacy Heritage Jewish Studies Project, directed by the Association for Jewish Studies (AJS). Support for the Legacy Heritage Jewish Studies Project is generously provided by Legacy Heritage Fund Limited.

We hope you’ll join us.