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Conversation with author James Traub, Hosts from JHSSC, and Kenneth Hoffman about Judah Benjamin
April 24, 2022 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Judah P. Benjamin is one of history’s most complicated figures. Benjamin, raised in Charleston to Jewish immigrants, represented Louisiana in the United States Senate and, after secession, served in a variety of positions in the Confederate Cabinet, including Secretary of State. His prominent advocacy for slavery and the Confederacy has stirred in recent years considerable angst and debate among Jewish historians and commentators regarding Benjamin’s complicated legacy.
Join hosts from the Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina Judge Richard Gergel and Robert Rosen as they speak James Traub, author, Judah Benjamin, Counselor to the Confederacy, and Kenneth Hoffman, director, Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience.