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Letter, Evelyn R. Smith to the President of Temple B'nai Israel; December 26, 1964

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Creator:Smith, Evelyn R.
Title:Letter, Evelyn R. Smith to the President of Temple B'nai Israel; December 26, 1964
Date:1964 Dec. 26

From the Ben-Ami (Rabbi David Z.) Papers. The letter from Mrs. Smith expresses her dismay at the forced resignation of Rabbi David Z. Ben-Ami from Temple B'nai Israel for his civil rights activities, about which she read in Drew Pearson's Christmas Day 1964 column. She urges the Temple B'nai congregation to reconsider this action and outlines her reasons against the backdrop of Biblical texts and historical context.

Electronic version made available through a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

Types:Letters (correspondence) | Text
Subjects:Ben-Ami, David Z., 1924- | Smith, Evelyn R. | Pearson, Drew, 1897-1969 | Borge, Victor | Paar, Jack | Haakon VII, King of Norway, 1872-1957 | Temple B'nai Israel (Hattiesburg, Miss.) | Civil rights workers--West Virginia--Charleston | Civil rights workers--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Synagogues--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Employees--Resignation--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Rabbis--Resignation--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Clergy--Resignation--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Clergy--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Church controversies--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Churches--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Cooperativeness--Moral and ethical aspects--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Discrimination--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Race discrimination--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Racism--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Segregation--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Segregationists--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Civil rights--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Civil rights--United States | Civil rights movements--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Civil rights movements--West Virginia--Charleston | Civil rights movements--United States | Race relations | Hattiesburg (Miss.)--Race relations | Mississippi--Race relations | Jewish merchants--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Merchants--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Ethics--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Equality before the law--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Social justice--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Extremists--United States | Extremists--Mississippi | Right-wing extremists--United States | Right-wing extremists--Mississippi | White supremacy movements--Mississippi | Ku Klux Klan (1915- )--Mississippi | Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Germany | World War, 1939-1945--Atrocities--Germany | World War, 1939-1945--Jews--Germany | Jews--Persecutions--Germany | Persecution--Germany | Persecution--Mississippi | World War, 1939-1945--Denmark | Courage--Mississippi | Conduct of life | Fairness | Baptists--United States | Baptists--West Virginia--Charleston | Christians--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Christians--West Virginia--Charleston | Religious tolerance--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Religious tolerance--West Virginia--Charleston | Tonight show (Television program) | Ben-Ami, David Z., 1924- --Resignation from office | Ben-Ami, David Z., 1924- --Ethics | Smith, Evelyn R.--Ethics | United States, Mississippi, Hattiesburg | United States, Mississippi, Forrest County | United States, West Virginia, Kanawha County, Charleston, 38.3498195, -81.6326235 | Germany, 51.5, 10.5 | Denmark, 56.0, 10.0
Collection:Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive
Institution:University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
Contributors:University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries
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Box 1, Folder 15, M365 Ben-Ami (Rabbi David Z.) Papers, McCain Library and Archives, University of Southern Mississippi.

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