Nussbaum, Rabbi Perry

Rabbi Nussbaum’s home was bombed on November 21, 1967. He and his wife were home at the time but escaped injury. Rabbi Nussbaum, together with the Catholic bishop Joseph Brunini, and the Episcopal bishop Duncan Gray, led whites in interracial, interfaith efforts. Temple Beth Israel was the scene of a bombing on September 18, 1967. The bomb destroyed the temple, but it was rebuilt.

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“Civil Rights Driving Tour of Hinds County”produced by the Associated Press, Tougaloo College, the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, and the Mississippi Development Authority (Tourism Division).