Jews and the NAACP

Why do we have an MLK, Jr. Day? Jews

Want to know why we are celebrating a MLK, Jr. Day today? In one word, Jews.

The NAACP was founded in 1909 by one mulatto Communist named W.E.B. DuBois, and many Jews — Jews by race, not simply by religion.

Here are just some of the Jews who founded/directed/steered the NAACP [1]:

  • Joel Spingarn
  • Arthur Spingarn (brother)
  • Julius Rosenthal
  • Henry Malkewitz
  • Rabbi Emil G. Hirsch
  • Lillian Wald
  • Kivie Kaplan
  • Nathan Margold
  • Jack Greenberg
  • Julian Mack
  • Henry Moskowitz
  • Herbert Hill
  • Louis Marshall
  • Rabbi David Saperstein
  • Rabbi Stephen Wise
  • Herbert Lehman
  • Arthur Sachs
  • Herbert Seligmann
  • Martha Gruening
  • Felix Frankfurter
  • Herman Lehman (brother of Herbert?)

[1] sources include the website featuring mention of Jews in the NAACP in the 1999 documentary film “From Swastika To Jim Crow”: the website and the book “Broken Alliance,” by Kaufman; Jewish author Dr. Joshua Halberstam also notes that the civil-rights movement was heavily-Jewish in his book “Schmoozing,” 1997; David Duke also mentions this in his book “My Awakening,” 1999, w/photo of K. Kaplan.

“The Jews founded the NAACP to spy on Blacks. Can you imagine if Marcus Garvey founded the ADL?” –Prof. Tony Martin

The NAACP was so Jewish during its first 66 years that that feature is almost unbelievable. Indeed, the NAACP had only Jewish presidents until 1975. Jewish involvement in the Black civil-rights movement had nothing to do with “ending racial discrimination,” or with their love of Black people. It had everything to do with making America less “White,” so that Jews — always the traditional enemy of gentile/non-Jewish countries — would be less noticeable in America, leading, in Jewish theory, to less “anti-Semitism.”

Joel Elias SpingarnJoel Elias Spingarn, a Jewish American educator, literary critic, and activist, was born on this date in 1875 in New York City.

He was the older brother of Arthur Spingarn and a professor of comparative literature at Columbia University from 1899 to 1911. He also served in the US Army in World War I as a Colonel. In 1919, he was a co-founder of the publishing firm of Harcourt, Brace and Company. Spingarn was a liberal who helped settle a dispute between W.E.B. DuBois and the followers of Booker T. Washington.

Springarn also helped build the concept of a unified black movement through the founding of the NAACP. Spingarn was one of the first Jewish leaders of the NAACP, its second president, and chairman of its board from 1913 until his death in 1939. In 1913, he established the Spingarn medal, awarded annually for outstanding achievement by an African American. He encouraged the works of African American writers during the Harlem Renaissance, a period of intense Black literary activity in the 1920s.


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