Rosenwald: A Remarkable Story of a Jewish Partnership with African American Communities

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February 5, 2016 12:00 AM - 1:30 AM

National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20408, United States

Rosenwald: A Remarkable Story of a Jewish Partnership with African American Communities (Film Screening)

Presented by: National Archives
Thu, February 4
FREE!

Free but reservations required.

Rosenwald is the story of Julius Rosenwald, who never finished high school but rose to become the president of Sears. Influenced by Booker T. Washington’s writings, this Jewish philanthropist joined forces with African American communities during the Jim Crow South to build over 5,300 schools during the early 20th century. Director Aviva Kempner will introduce and discuss the film. (2015; 100 minutes)