The Yiddish Book Center's

Wexler Oral History Project

A growing collection of in-depth interviews with people of all ages and backgrounds, whose stories about the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture offer a rich and complex chronicle of Jewish identity.

1950s, Kentucky State College: Encountering Segregation in the South for the First Time

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Jerry Weinstein, former Education professor at University of Massachusetts in Amherst, speaks to the progressive nature of Temple University's program in Education and recounts a life-changing class trip in which he and his classmates stayed with students at a historically black college in Kentucky in the late 1950's.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Jerry Weinstein.

This excerpt is in English.

Jerry Weinstein was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1930.