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Created Equal Film Series in honor of Grady W. Powell: GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II

Wednesday, October 24, 6:30pm8:15pm
Virginia Museum of History & Culture
Robins Family Forum
Part of the Created Equal Film Series category.
Part of the program.

In partnership with the Weinstein JCC, join us for a film that tells the profound and unique story of the 550,000 Jewish men and women who served the United States during World War II. In their own words, veterans both famous and unknown bring their war experiences to life: how they fought for their nation and their people, struggled with anti-Semitism within their ranks, and emerged transformed. In the end, the story of the Jewish GIs is the story of becoming Americans- the story of immigrants who earned their citizenship by shedding blood, and fought for democracy and tolerance abroad and at home.

This series is named in honor of Reverend Powell, who served on the Virginia Historical Society board for many years and who was instrumental in the development of relevant and accessible programming. He presided over the historic Gillfield Baptist Church, founded in 1788, for thirty-six years.

Created Equal is hosted by the Virginia Museum of History and Culture in partnership with the Richmond Peace Education Center and supported in part by Diversity Richmond’s VHS Guy Kinman Research Award.

The 2018 Created Equal Film Series is presented by Bon Secours.

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