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Carolina IsraeliteHow Harry Golden Made Us Care about Jews, the South, and Civil Rights$
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Kimberly Hartnett

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781469621036

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621036.001.0001

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The Real Iron Curtain

The Real Iron Curtain

(p.245) Chapter Eight The Real Iron Curtain
Carolina Israelite

Kimberly Marlowe Hartnett

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter describes the closing of the Carolina Israelite in 1968 by Harry Golden, who decided that he was simply “too old” for the younger Americans. It emphasizes three major factors that support this notion, the first of which is the rise of Black Power as a result of Martin Luther King’s assassination. King’s death launched nationwide protests that advocated the ideas of Black Nationalism. Golden wrote against these ideas and continued to promote nonviolence. The second factor is Golden’s support for President Lyndon B. Johnson, who saw his popularity dwindle as a result of the Vietnam War. The last factor was the changing focus of the American Jewish Community, who turned their energies toward building a community that reflected their contemporary needs and views. The chapter also mentions a health factor, as the aging Golden suffered an illness in 1966, which left him in a coma for four days.

Keywords:   Carolina Israelite, Harry Golden, Black Power, Martin Luther King, Black Nationalism, nonviolence, Lyndon B. Johnson, Vietnam War, American Jewish Community

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