Thoughtful Thursdays, Stayed on Freedom with the Call of Freedom, and New Alliances

It is crucial that we each help our society to become more fully inclusive for all of us today, and to come and work together, for all of us, right? 

“Of course, right!”

I believe that attention to shared histories, as in DC, may provide part of an answer.  I started a note about that, a few years ago, in my book Stayed on Freedom’s Call:

” … and strategies took place semi-officially, particularly between Negro and Labor
Movement organizers, many of whom were Jewish. The New Negro Alliance
(“the Alliance”), founded in 1933, began using new more aggressive tactics
borrowed from the labor union movement, such as the boycott and picketing.
These tactics in combination with a weekly newspaper used to inform and
educate, maintaining transparency and reiterating the importance of
understanding how the tactics worked, got results. Those results followed the
path that had been opened shortly before by the use of boycotts and pickets in
labor disputes, benefiting from the precedent set by the prohibition of
injunctions against strikers. While the Alliance was organized by professional
men of color, the experience and legal battles won by the labor movement
played a crucial role in the success of Alliance campaigns.
These labor
movement tactics were also being transferred directly from person to person by
organizers, many Jewish, spending time in the deep South, living and working
with the Black community during the 1930s and 40s. 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”. One Jewish organizer came
to build an even greater level of cooperation here in the Nation ́s Capital, and
set an example for the entire country.
generations to come.
His work inspired cooperation for   …

Page 21″

So, it turns out that I might have needed to explain a bit more about the NNA, on this page?  Some fresh reviews would help me decide that specific.

Page twenty was last week…

Action Items:

1.) What are your thoughts on this page?

2.) Share them with us in the comments, here, please.

3.) Share your thoughts on how continuing empathy-building cooperation might help, or hinder, inclusive thinking.

4.) Write a story, post or tweet that uses those thoughts.

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GoodReads button: Stayed on Freedom's Call: Cooperation Between Jewish And African-American Communities In Washington, DC,  Vote, Teach and Learn (Lesson Plan Book):


Peace     ! שָׁלוֹם

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BSCS

the year, 2021 CE = year 12021 HE

(The last GED lesson 67/67 , and the first lesson 1/67…), and

Babylon 5 review posts (online, offline: B5EpsThr15), and

Baby Acres: a Vision of a Better World (posts listed at bottom of page…)

Stayed on Freedom’s Call
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 parallels and parallel institution-building which brought the two communities together culturally and historically.

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9 thoughts on “Thoughtful Thursdays, Stayed on Freedom with the Call of Freedom, and New Alliances

  1. Every time I read your posts I have to go to my bookshelf. This time I grabbed “The Struggle For Freedom” Vol.2 (multiple authors). I’ve been taking lots of notes in an attempt to organize my response to these precious topics.

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