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Shared Legacies


Thu 1/11: Reception at 6:00p, film at 7:00p

Shared Legacies: The African American-Jewish Civil Rights Alliance
Presented by the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Society, Jewish Federation of Tulsa, Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office, and Circle Cinema

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Society, Jewish Federation of Tulsa, Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office, and Circle Cinema invite you to a special presentation of the acclaimed documentary “Shared Legacies: The African American-Jewish Civil Rights Alliance.” The event will take place on Thursday January 11 with a reception in the Circle lobby at 6pm followed by the film at 7pm. Tickets on sale now, $6 each.

After the screening, there will be a Q&A on local activism efforts and how you can get involved with Pleas Thompson (MLK Tulsa President), Rebecca Marks Jimerson (MLK Tulsa Board Member), Brae Riley (Jewish Federation of Tulsa's Social Justice Committee Chair), and Sheriff Vic Regalado (Tulsa County Sheriff's Office). Moderated by Dr. Jerry Goodwin (Tulsa Community College, National Association of Black Journalists Founding Member and Treasurer, President of the Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists Pro Chapter).

The reception will feature a Chautauqua presenter as Coretta Scott King. All tickets are just $6 and available at or in-person at the Circle box office.

With divisive seeds of hate taking root anew in the American landscape, new generations must affirm their pledge to actively promote the values of social justice. “Shared Legacies” tells the often forgotten story of the coalition and friendship between the Jewish and African-American communities during the Civil Rights Movement. Common cause was found in the turbulent ‘60s Civil Rights era, as Jewish leaders backed Dr. King’s efforts at racial equality and harmony. Pivotal events come alive through a treasure trove of archival materials, narrated by eyewitnesses, activists, Holocaust survivors, and leaders of the movement, including prominent Atlantans such as Congressman John Lewis, Amb. Andrew Young, Rabbi Alvin Sugarman, Rabbi Peter S. Berg, Oscar-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr., members of the King family, and many others.

At the reception: Coretta Scott King portrayed by Chautauqua Performer Rebecca Marks Jimerson
Coretta Scott King, a political activist in her own right, played a significant role in the civil rights movement. In partnership with her husband, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. throughout the 1950s and 1960s, behind the scenes, in the planning of marches, boycotts, and speeches all over the country, sometimes standing in for her husband. Coretta Scott King, an accomplished singer, put her musical background to the service of the Civil Rights Movement, creating and performing a series of critically acclaimed Freedom Concerts, combining poetry, narration, and music to tell the story of the Civil Rights movement.

For information more events in Tulsa leading up to the 45th Annual Dr. Martin Luther Kind Jr. Commemorative Parade on Monday January 15, and our partner organizations, visit:




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