Thu Dec 12, 2013 7:30pm EST —
Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:30pm EST
Dr. McNeil will discuss her new book, Witness, a history of New York City’s famed Abyssinian Baptist Church. She will provide insight on the cooperation between Jewish people, African Americans and their allies between 1930 and 1954. She will also discuss the German Christian defender of Jewish rights, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, whose experience at Abyssinian Baptist Church of Harlem, New York in the 1930s helped to shape a faith and practice that led to his execution by the Nazis as a result of speaking out against the persecution of the Jewish community.