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M327 Mantinband (Rabbi Charles) Papers

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Copy of a typewritten newsletter from Rabbi Charles and Anna Mantinband to friends, offering Season's Greetings and an update of current events in the life of their family. Mentions the couple's move from northern Alabama to Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and discusses their plans for the upcoming year, including the Rabbi's duties. Also mentions the Rabbi's summer trip to Israel in 1951.

DescriptionFrom the Mantinband (Rabbi Charles) Papers. Article comprised of excerpts from a diary kept by Rabbi Charles Mantinband in 1962 when he served as chairman for the Mississippi Division of the Southern Regional Council. Includes information about race relations in the South, specifically Mississippi, and the Jewish community in Hattiesburg.

From the Mantinband (Rabbi Charles) Papers, <br>Article by Rabbi Charles Mantinband and published by the Anti-defamation League of B'nai B'rith in the May 1962 issue of the ADL Bulletin. Discusses his experiences as a rabbi living in Mississippi, an area of widespread racial tension. Mantinband states that he will not be neutral regarding moral issues and bigotry and encourages fellow Jews to take a stand against racism.

From the Mantinband (Rabbi Charles) Papers.; Photograph of Rabbi Charles Mantinband taken after his confirmation at the Temple B'nai Israel in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Mantinband is shown walking up the aisle of the temple.

From the Mantinband (Rabbi Charles) Papers; Photograph of Rabbi Charles Mantinband speaking to a group of African American students. He is pictured showing a world map as he speaks.

From the Mantinband (Rabbi Charles) Papers.; Photograph of Rabbi Charles and Anna Mantinband taken outside of their home on Mamie Street in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, circa 1950s.

Copy of a typewritten letter from Rabbi Saul J. Rubin dated August 14, 1974, in which Rubin offers sympathy to the Mantinband family upon the death of Rabbi Charles Mantinband. Rubin expresses his admiration for Mantinband as an example of courage and a source of great strength for Jewish people.

Copy of a handwritten letter from Rabbi Philip M. Posner to the family of Rabbi Charles Mantinband. Posner offers sympathy for the death of Mantinband and comments on the Rabbi's courage and dedication to civil rights.

Copy of a typewritten letter from Rabbi Jacob K. Shankman to Mrs. Anna Mantinband dated October 17, 1974, in which Shankman offers sympathy at the death of Rabbi Charles Mantinband. Shankman expresses his admiration for Mantinband for his dedication to civil rights and his work as a Rabbi. He also recalls the trip they took together to Israel in 1951.

From the Mantinband (Rabbi Charles) Papers. <br>Lecture delivered by Rabbi Charles Mantinband on April 16, 1962, at the First Annual George Brussel Memorial Lecture held at the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue in New York, New York. Mantinband discusses his involvement in civil rights work and the state of race relations in the South. He advocates that the history of persecution against the Jews should motivate them to participate in civil rights work. Includes an introduction by Alexander I. Ross. Copy of a printed pamphlet.

Copy of a typewritten newsletter written in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, from Rabbi Charles and Anna Mantinband to friends, dated December 1954. Discusses their efforts to build a Jewish life in the South, the impact of the May 1954 Supreme Court decision (presumably Brown v. Board of Education) in the region, and the various groups formed as a result whose purpose was to enforce segregation. Also mentions the Southern Regional Council, a movement supported by the Mantinbands because it worked outside of the political arena for equal rights.

Copy of a typewritten newsletter, the Mantinband Megillah, from Rabbi Charles and Anna Mantinband to friends, dated January 1958. The Mantinbands discuss their interest in race-related issues, particularly the Rabbi's continued service on the board of the Southern Regional Council, and their attendance at the National Conference of Christians and Jews where they encouraged the inclusion of interracial issues with interfaith issues. Also mentions the challenges of living in the South and gives an update about their family and travels for the year.

Copy of a typewritten newsletter, the Mantinband Megillah, written in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, from Rabbi Charles and Anna Mantinband to friends, dated New Year 1962. The Mantinbands discuss their health problems, travels for the year, and the Rabbi's special interests and many committee memberships related to his duties. Also mentions that the Rabbi authored the 1962 Race Relations Message for the Conference of Rabbis as well as an article that was accepted by the Jewish Archives.

Copy of a typewritten newsletter from Rabbi Charles and Anna Mantinband to friends dated December 1962, in which the Mantinbands provide an update on events in their life and family for the past year. They mention the birth of twin grandchildren, a 35-day cruise touring the Scandinavian countries, honors bestowed upon the Rabbi for service to their community, and the publication of several articles written by him. Also discusses their planned move to Texas in March of the upcoming year, a result of the many obstacles to their work in Hattiesburg with regard to racial issues.

Copy of a typewritten newsletter, the Mantinband Megillah, from Rabbi Charles and Anna Mantinband to friends dated 1963, in which the Mantinbands discuss events in their life during the past year. Included in the letter is information about their move from Hattiesburg, Mississippi, to Longview, Texas, as well as professional activities of the Rabbi. One notable activity included a visit to the White House in June, at which time the Rabbi and other clergymen from around the country participated in a two-hour session on race relations with President Kennedy.

Copy of a typewritten newsletter, the Mantinband Megillah, from Rabbi Charles and Anna Mantinband to friends dated 1964, in which the Mantinbands discuss their life in Texas. While they return to Mississippi occasionally upon the invitation of friends there, they note the lack of tension due to racial issues in their everyday life in Texas as opposed to that in Mississippi. They also note the favorable mention given them by Dr. James Silver in his book, Mississippi - The Closed Society.

Copy of an undated, typewritten newsletter from Rabbi Charles and Anna Mantinband addressed to family. In the first three pages, Anna Mantinband discusses their travels to New York state and the surrounding area, including details of their activities. The final page, composed by Rabbi Mantinband, discusses the professional aspect of their trip. Includes comments regarding the misconceptions about Mississippi, and points out that in many ways the racial situation is no better in the North than in the South because most African Americans in the North still hold menial jobs.

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