College of Liberal Arts

Symposium Highlights Galveston's Gateway to America

Thursday Sep 10, 2009 4:30 PM | The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum

The Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies,The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum and Humanities Texas will host a symposium, "The Galveston Movement: A Centennial Retrospective on a Forgotten Chapter of American Jewish Immigration History."

Bringing together scholars, fiction writers, public health experts, filmmakers and family storytellers, the symposium explores the dramatic tales of thousands of Jews from Russia and Eastern Europe who managed to enter this country not through the “golden door” of Ellis Island, but through the southern gateway of Galveston, Texas between 1907 and 1914.  

Participation fee is $25. Registration for the symposium is now open and space is limited. To register, call the Bullock Museum: 512-936-4649


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