RPF Grantee

PBS Foundation

  • Project

    Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’s Black and Jewish in America series

  • Year


  • Amount

    $250,000 over two years

  • Description

    Scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. and his team of experienced producers are creating a four-episode special about the historic relationship between Black and Jewish American communities in all its complexity, possibility, and depth. The series will air on PBS and be distributed in smaller bites across multiple platforms. Their purpose for lifting up this important but under-told history: to create shared understanding so new Black-Jewish coalitions can form and thrive.