Early life[ edit ] Rustin was born in West Chester, Pennsylvaniato Florence Rustin and Archie Hopkins, but raised by his maternal grandparents, Julia Davis and Janifer Rustin, as the ninth of their twelve children; growing up he believed his biological mother was his older sister. With these influences in his early life, in his youth Rustin campaigned against racially discriminatory Jim Crow laws. As a student at Wilberforce, Rustin was active in a number of campus organizations, including the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.
They settled in cities such as Providence, Rhode IslandCharleston, South Carolinaand Savannah, Georgiagenerally becoming part of local societies. They were slaveholders when that was the local practice.
With major immigration of Ashkenazi Jews from Germany, followed by waves from Eastern Europe in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Jews and blacks had a greater variety of encounters, and these were markedly different in northern cities and southern areas, many of which were still dominated by agriculture.
Jewish immigrants entered northern and midwestern cities in the same period when blacks were migrating in the hundreds of thousands from the rural South in the Great Migration. In the early s, Jewish newspapers drew parallels between the Black movement out of the South and the Jews' escape from Egypt, pointing out that both Blacks and Jews lived in ghettos, and calling anti-Black riots in the South "pogroms".
Stressing the similarities rather than the differences between the Jewish and Black experience in America, Jewish leaders emphasized the idea that both groups would benefit the more America moved toward a society of merit, free of religious, ethnic and racial restrictions.
About 50 percent of the civil rights attorneys in the South during the s were Jews, as were over 50 percent of the Whites who went to Mississippi in to challenge Jim Crow Laws. His push to celebrate Africa as the original homeland of African Americans, led many Jews to compare Garvey to leaders of Zionism.
In that period stressing self-determination for former colonies, Zionists were promoting a "return of Jews" after 2, years to the historic homeland of Israel. They called him a "dirty, filthy, black, drunken, lying, nigger.
They were inspired by principles of justice, and by a desire to change racist policies in United States. Historian Hasia Diner notes that "they made sure that their actions were well publicized" as part of an effort to demonstrate increasing Jewish political clout.
Spingarnand founder Henry Moskowitz. More recently, Jack Greenberg was a leader in the organization. This was true in most regions of the South, where Jews were often merchants in its small cities, as well as northern urban cities such as New York, where they settled in high numbers.
Jewish shop-owners tended to be more civil than other whites to black customers, treating them with more dignity. Du Bois interpreted the role of Jews in the South as successors to the slave-barons: The Jew is the heir of the slave-baron in Dougherty [County, Georgia]; and as we ride westward, by wide stretching cornfields and stubby orchards of peach and pear, we see on all sides within the circle of dark forest a Land of Canaan.
Here and there are tales of projects for money-getting, born in the swift days of Reconstruction,—"improvement" companies, wine companies, mills and factories; nearly all failed, and the Jew fell heir.
He wrote, [I]n Harlem We hated them because they were terrible landlords and did not take care of the buildings. The grocery store owner was a Jew The butcher was a Jew and, yes, we certainly paid more for bad cuts of meat than other New York citizens, and we very often carried insults home along with our meats The first white man I ever saw was the Jewish manager who arrived to collect the rent, and he collected the rent because he did not own the building.
I never, in fact, saw any of the people who owned any of the buildings in which we scrubbed and suffered for so long, until I was a grown man and famous. None of them were Jews. And I was not stupid: I knew a murderer when I saw one, and the people who were trying to kill me were not Jews.
When we were working in Chicago, we had numerous rent strikes on the West Side, and it was unfortunately true that, in most instances, the persons we had to conduct these strikes against were Jewish landlords We were living in a slum apartment owned by a Jew and a number of others, and we had to have a rent strike.
We were paying 20 percent tax. The Negro ends up paying a color tax, and this has happened in instances where Negroes actually confronted Jews as the landlord or the storekeeper. The irrational statements that have been made are the result of these confrontations.
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