Making Civil Rights Laws Work at Home Base

By Arnold Harris

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare, September 1950

The author contends that civil rights laws can work, but only when they are partnered with civil rights education -- that is, laws only work as far as people in communities make them work. The author relates the experience of a coalition of Jewish, Christian, black, women's and other civic organizations in New Jersey, which pressed for civil rights legislation, and then coordinated activities to educate local communities so that the laws would have real world effects.

Topic: Race, Black-Jewish Relations, Civil Rights, Advocacy, Community Relations, Law, Prejudice, Discrimination, Partnerships

Name of Publication: The Jewish Social Service Quarterly

Editor: Aptekar, Herbert H.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 27/no.1

Page Number(s): 42-46

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Genre: Article

Coverage: New Jersey , United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Harris, Arnold. Making Civil Rights Laws Work at Home Base. The Jewish Social Service Quarterly. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare. September 1950: 42-46.


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