The Congregation of Tifereth Israel, Calvary AME Church and First Baptist Church, joined together in a march to honor Anne Frank and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 20. Both Frank and King would have turned 90 in 2019.
Marchers made their way from the Calvary AME Church to the Congregation of Tifereth Israel, an allusion to the 1965 Selma marches where African-American and Jewish activists joined together to march in protest of segregation.
Not only were the marchers honoring Frank and King, but they demonstrated their commitment to coming together to fight hatred.
“What we’re looking to do is to combine Jewish community and black community as we recommit ourselves to the abolition of hatred and racism in our society,” said Rabbi Irwin Huberman of the Congregation of Tifereth Israel before the march.
When marchers arrived at the synagogue, congregation and church leaders spoke to the crowd of the importance of unity in the face of prejudice and hostility. Following the speeches, actors performing as Frank and King read from their characters’ real-life diaries before engaging in a dialogue on the topic of conquering hatred.
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