Jan

20 2019

"Marshall" - The Movie and a Discussion

4:00PM - 6:00PM  

Congregation B'nai Jacob 75 Rimmon Rd
Woodbridge, CT 06525

Contact Rabbi Rona Shapiro
2033892111
rabbishapiro@bnaijacob.org

Watch a special screening of this major film about the collaboration between a young Thurgood Marshall and a Jewish lawyer to defend an innocent black man in Bridgeport in 1940, against a backdrop of segregation and anti-Semitism.

Atty. Preston Tisdale, associate of screenwriter Michael Koskoff,, will lead a discussion of the film. Mr. Tisdale is a former Director of Special Public Defenders for CT, and his father was an important member of the Bridgeport African-American community in the 1940’s, attending the trial and hearing Marshall speak. Gain a unique perspective on America’s Civil Rights history.

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