Journalist Samuel G. Freedman will discuss his new book, “Into the Bright Sunshine: Young Hubert Humphrey and the Fight for Civil Rights,” at the Douglass Student Center, 100 George St., in New Brunswick, on Monday, October 16, at 7:30 p.m.
In the 1940s, the young Hubert Humphrey, then the mayor of Minneapolis, made significant progress in dismantling virulent antisemitism and anti-Black racism. Though little remains of his legacy there, his story is important for current social and political challenges, according to Mr. Freedman, an award-winning author.
The talk, “Antisemitism in the Heartland: Hubert Humphrey and the Fight for Civil Rights,” is free and open to the public. The Ruth Ellen Steinman Bloustein and Edward J. Bloustein Memorial Lecture is presented by the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life at Rutgers University and cosponsored by the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. Advance registration is required at BildnerCenter.Rutgers.edu. Free campus parking is available.
The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life connects Rutgers University with the community through public lectures, symposia, Jewish communal initiatives, cultural events, and teacher training in Holocaust education.