Dr. Bernstein will discuss the emergence of interracial civil rights activism in mid-twentieth century Los
Angeles. Her work places multiracial communities of the U.S. West at the center of U.S. civil rights history. She will focus on how concerns about 1930s-era Nazi activities in Los Angeles, an increasingly multiracial
wartime community, and fears of Cold War red baiting helped facilitate Jewish Americans’ involvement in
interracial social justice efforts, and how that involvement mattered to the rest of Los Angeles and to the nation.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Dr. Shana Bernstein is an Associate Professor of History at Southwestern University. Her areas of expertise include 20th century civil rights, comparative race and ethnicity, the U.S. West, the U.S. in the World.
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