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Emancipation and Abolition: The Transatlantic Search for Freedom presented by Dr. Howard Lupovitch, Director of the Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies at Wayne State University, will take place on Thursday, December 5 at 7:00 pm at the Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus. It is cosponsored by the Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies, Anti-Defamation League, Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion, and the Michigan Department of Civil Rights. Funding is provided, in part, by the Black United Fund.
Admission is $8 for non-members / Free for HMC members.
This program is eligible for docent credit and will be followed by a reception.
Please contact Lawrence Willim at 248.553.2400 x24 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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Roots in Faith and Freedom
Dietrich Bonhoeffer was active with the Abyssinian Baptist Church of Harlem, New York, during his time as a seminarian student from Germany. Through his interactions there, he was inspired by the concept of social justice and he perceived the inadequacy of the church's efforts to bring about integration. After his return to Germany, Bonhoeffer raised the first voice for church resistance to Hitler’s persecution of Jews, waging a struggle against the Nazis as best he could. For his activities he was hanged on April 9, 1945.
Bonhoeffer was a theologian of great intellect and spirituality whose martyrdom in opposition to Nazism inspired the likes of Martin Luther King, Jr., the Civil Rights Movement, and the anti-Apartheid movement in South Africa.
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