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Religion and Public Life in the Holocaust and the Jim Crow South

Posted On August 28, 2017
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On Monday August 28, 2017, the Center for Human Rights and Democracy in collaboration with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) hosted a scholarly panel “Religion and Public Life in the Holocaust and the Jim Crow South.” This public event brought scholars from Georgia State and the USHMM together to explore the ways in which religious institutions in Nazi Germany and the Jim Crow South either challenged or justified the discrimination and racial violence in their respective communities.

Dr. Glenn Eskew, Professor of History at Georgia State talked about the Southern Church in the Era of Jim Crow. Dr. Victoria Barnett of USHMM presented research on Christian churches in Nazi Germany, and Dr. Monique Moultrie of Religious Studies talked about the Southern Civil Religion. Dr. Jelena Subotic of Political Science moderated the panel.

The event was widely covered in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and it was co-sponsored by the Departments of Political Science and Religious Studies and the Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics.