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Rosenwald Schools Presentation

Sunday, October 10, 2021 4 Cheshvan 5782

5:00 PM - 7:00 PMonline

Julius Rosenwald , an American businessman and philanthropist, established the Rosenwald Fund, which donated millions to promote vocational or technical education. One of his major contributions was the building of the "Rosenwald schools", which helped advance African American education.


"Booker T. Washington of the Tuskegee Institute and Julius Rosenwald, philanthropist and president of Sears Roebuck, built state-of-the art schools for African-American children across the South. The effort has been called the most important initiative to advance black education in the early 20th century.

Attending a Rosenwald School put a student at the vanguard of education for southern African-American children. The architecture of the schools was a tangible statement of the equality of all children, and their programming made them a focal point of community identity and aspirations."

Join BJC as Dr. Dorothy Canter from the National Parks Board of Directors speaks about the legacy of Julius Rosenwald, the Rosenwald schools, and the initiative to have the schools declared a National Park.

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