Professor Susannah Heschel on the Selma to Montgomery March

“Few events in history of the United States are as inspiring as the march from Selma. Walking across the Edmund Pettus Bridge (named for a Confederate general) opened a door, inviting all Americans to join in unity against segregation and racism,” says Professor Susannah Heschel in a Jewish Daily Forward opinion piece about her father, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, who was among those who marched with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from Selma to Montgomery in 1965.

Professor Heschel will participate in the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, the Selma-to-Montgomery march on the weekend of March 6, 2015. Read more about this in Dartmouth Now, and read coverage of her trip to Selma from MSNBC, The Jewish Daily Forward, My Jewish Learning,  and The Jewish Week.

Heschel is the Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies.