Some of today’s most divisive issues can’t be fully understood without understanding the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments, which ended slavery, provided equal protection under the law, and gave the vote to Black men. Eric Foner, professor emeritus of history at Columbia University and the author of “The Second Founding: How The Civil War And […]
For those who ask what was accomplished in the Sixties and whether the gains from that time have eroded, who wonder if our nation today, with Black Lives Matter, Me Too, and climate strikes, is built on the lessons of the Sixties, a new book, “Our Sixties, An Activist’s History,” by Paul Lauter, offers answers.Read More
In 1961, Alan Kaufman traveled to Mississippi along with several hundred other students – white and black – who took buses and trains into the South to challenge Jim Crow. They were arrested and sent to jail, in Alan’s case 23 days in Mississippi’s Parchman State Penitentiary, a maximum security facility.
Society member Janet Glass wrote this letter to fellow member Dwight Panozzo about his donation to our Society of a bust of Martin Luther King Jr. “On behalf of the Being White and Its Hidden Assumptions workshop planning group at the Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County, I thank you for the unsolicited donation of a […]
By Dr. Joseph Chuman Martin Luther King Day is almost upon us and its advent comes for me with a sense of ambivalence. That King is worthy of a national holiday, I hold without doubt. He was certainly one of the greatest figures of the 20th century, if not all of American history. His non-violent […]
Theodora Lacey of Teaneck, civil rights activist and educator, will receive the Jack Rubinstein Ethical Humanist Award at our Society’s Installation Dinner on Saturday, June 3, at 6 pm at the Meetinghouse. The award is bestowed annually on a non-member whose work has had a deep and lasting impact on social justice. Ms. Lacey helped […]