‘There’s a natural allegiance:’ NAACP to honor Jewish roots at annual banquet in Charleston | News

Centuries after German crusaders marched through Rhineland to massacre Jews in 1096 — setting a horrific precedence of anti-Semitism — chained Africans were forced on slave ships and taken to North America.

In the early 1900s, Jews and blacks united to form what would become the United States’ oldest and largest civil rights organization — the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People — to fight against oppression, racism and discrimination.

On Saturday, the Charleston branch will honor its Jewish and African-American founders in the 101st Annual Freedom Fund Banquet at the Gaillard Center where Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will be the keynote speaker.


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