Garment of Destiny: Blacks, Jews, Chicago

To celebrate Black History Month, JCUA is producing “Garment of Destiny,” a month-long online multimedia project with the goal of highlighting the rich history Chicago African-Americans and Jews share.

This project uses a wide array of media and voices to highlight relationships and experiences shared by African-Americans and Jews in Chicago. It’s a pathway to further collaboration and understanding between the two communities.

What is the Garment of Destiny?

Katherine Randall, Communications Coordinator, JCUA

The “Garment of Destiny” refers to a line from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.”

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

The Garment of Destiny represents the fact that in one way or another, we are all connected. For the purposes of this project, the garment of destiny is the past, present and future relationships/partnerships of Chicago African-Americans and Jews.

Stay tuned for insightful stories, videos and discussions.

For more information on the project contact JCUA Communications Coordinator Katherine Randall at

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