Jewish Firsts in North Carolina Politics

By JHNC Historian Leonard Rogoff On election day Nov. 3, Jewish candidates won two of three races in North Carolina.  In a tight race, Democrat Josh Stein won reelection as attorney general by a nearly 14,000 vote margin, precluding the need for a recount.  A member of Raleigh’s Temple Beth Or, Stein became the first…

Confederate memorials, not a Jewish problem?

As Confederate statues fall in battle, North Carolina Jews may feel that we are watching someone else’s war.  After all, most Jews arrived in America decades after the Civil War, and few have deep or lengthy southern roots. Yet, Confederate memorials in two cities speak to North Carolina’s Jewish heritage. In downtown Charlotte the focus…

NC Holocaust Education

JHNC has contracted with the NC Council on the Holocaust to add a component to their teachers’ workshops that focuses on the state’s response to the Shoah. The intent is to show that Holocaust was not just a European tragedy but changed lives here at home. JHNC historian Leonard Rogoff led sessions last spring in…

Jewish Congregational Histories Online!

The JHFNC is contributing its resources to an on-line Religion in North Carolina Digital Collection. This project is a collaboration of Duke University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Wake Forest University. RNCDC is collecting, preserving, and making accessible primary materials on all religious bodies in the state. Once digitized, anyone, anywhere will…

Down Home: Digital Exhibit

JHFNC is happy to announce the birth of Down Home: A Virtual Museum on its web site: http://sites.duke.edu/downhome/ . While hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians saw the exhibit in person at one of its several venues, Raleigh, Charlotte, or Wilmington, mounting our interactive site means that Down Home will live on for many years…

Harry Golden Takes On The Seersuckered South

In this article from Charlotte NPR by Tom Bullock, the digital “Down Home” exhibit is featured.  View the original article at: http://wfae.org/post/harry-golden-takes-seersuckered-south Harry Golden Takes On The Seersuckered South By Tom Bullock Harry Golden, journalist and civil rights activist in Charlotte c.1970’s. Courtesy of J Murrey Atkins Library / UNC Charlotte 1 of 5 Long…

Down Home: Cantata: Listen LIVE on The State of Things

Professor Eric Meyers, Composer Alejandro Rutty, and Conductress Lorena Guillen will be on The State of Things with Frank Stasio this afternoon at 12:40PM to discuss Down Home: The Cantata! You can listen LIVE to the interview at the following: http://wunc.org/programs/state-things The last performance of the Cantata for this Spring will be held in Greensboro…