Civil Rights Tour of Philadelphia: Exploring Black and Jewish Issues of Justice

Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 9:30am - 2:00pm
Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church, 419 South 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
United States

AJC Philadelphia/Southern NJ and the Dialogue Institute-Journal of Ecumenical Studies invite you to attend a half-day tour and dialogue experience to explore the relationship between religion, race, and civil rights in early Philadelphia history.

Participants in this program will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the historical roots of racism and discrimination in Philadelphia
  • Develop skills for constructive dialogue across religious and racial differences
  • Better understand similar conceptions of justice and equality between Jews and African American Christians

Participants are invited to meet at Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (419 South 6th Street) for their morning worship service at 9:30 a.m. Following the service, the group will join the church pastors for a presentation on the role that Christianity has played in advancing civil rights for African Americans. This will be followed by a lunch and facilitated conversation with members of Mother Bethel.

Following lunch, the group will depart for a walking tour (approximately 60-90 minutse in duration) of Philadelphia’s historic district that features sites and people central to the struggle for civil rights. The tour will conclude at 2:00 p.m. near Congregation Mikveh Israel.

Itinerary may be modified in case of inclement weather. Please wear clothing and footwear appropriate for outdoor conditions in mid-February.

$60 registration fee includes lunch, tour, and program materials.
Questions? Contact Hilary Levine at [email protected] or 215.665.2300.

This program is the first in a series exploring Black and Jewish issues of justice in Philadelphia cosponsored by AJC and the Dialogue Institute, and is a follow up to AJC’s participation on the Philadelphia Civil Rights Mission to the South.

Cultural Exchange
Community Development
Civil Rights