Archive for Guest Bloggers
In the aftermath of the Triangle Fire the New York lodges of America’s oldest Jewish philanthropy, B’nai B’rith (Sons of the Covenant, now known as Children of the Covenant), swiftly raised over $1,200 (the equivalent of almost $18,000 today) for a victims’ fund organized by prominent philanthropist and B’nai B’rith lodge member Jacob Schiff.
By 1911, B’nai B’rith had been an internationally recognized charity for over 60 years. In an era marked by progressive social reform, it reached out with educational, legal and spiritual support to the immigrants of the Lower East Side and beyond.
I am thrilled to join the WGBH Lab team and to work with AMERICAN EXPERIENCE to ask you, our audience, to help tell the story about the ongoing fight for gay civil rights.
In anticipation of the April 2011 PBS premiere of the film Stonewall Uprising, a recount of the New York City riots that sparked a gay rights movement forty years ago, the Lab is inviting anyone to send in a 3-minute short film about what they see happening today in the gay rights movement.