Blacks and dating and jews
During the colonial era, Jewish immigrants to British America were generally merchants from London.
They settled in cities such as Providence, Rhode Island, Charleston, South Carolina, and Savannah, Georgia, generally becoming part of local societies.
Historian Hasia Diner notes that "they made sure that their actions were well publicized" as part of an effort to demonstrate increasing Jewish political clout.
Julius Rosenwald was a Jewish philanthropist who donated a large part of his fortune to supporting education of blacks in the South by providing matching funds for construction of schools in rural areas.
I never, in fact, saw any of the people who owned any of the buildings in which we scrubbed and suffered for so long, until I was a grown man and famous. And I was not stupid: the grocer and the druggist were Jews, for example, and they were very very nice to me, and to us...
I knew a murderer when I saw one, and the people who were trying to kill me were not Jews.
They were inspired by principles of justice, and by a desire to change racist policies in United States.
This was true in most regions of the South, where Jews were often merchants in its small cities, as well as northern urban cities such as New York, where they settled in high numbers.
Here and there are tales of projects for money-getting, born in the swift days of Reconstruction,—"improvement" companies, wine companies, mills and factories; nearly all failed, and the Jew fell heir.[I]n Harlem.... and the pawnbroker was a Jew—perhaps we hated him most of all.
The first white man I ever saw was the Jewish manager who arrived to collect the rent, and he collected the rent because he did not own the building.
Jews played a major role in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in its early decades.
Jews involved in the NAACP included Joel Elias Spingarn (the first chairman), Arthur B. More recently, Jack Greenberg was a leader in the organization.