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Join us for "The Legacy of Julius Rosenwald and the Rosenwald Schools" on 5/9 @ 2:30pm

by Valerie Forrestal on 2023-05-04T13:42:00-04:00 in History, News & Current Events | 0 Comments

Please join us next Tuesday, May 9th from 2:30-3:30pm, for a virtual event, "The Legacy of Julius Rosenwald and the Rosenwald Schools: Education as a Key Tool for Equity and Social Justice." This CC Clue event will feature the president of the Rosenwald Park Campaign, Dr. Dorothy Canter, followed by a Q&A session.

You can register in advance at:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

About Julius Rosenwald:

Julius Rosenwald, the son of German Jewish immigrants, helped make Sears Roebuck the retailing powerhouse of the early twentieth century and then used his enormous wealth to become a transformative philanthropist. He helped build nearly 5,000 Rosenwald Schools in 15 states that educated one-third of Southern African Americans during the Jim Crow era. The Julius Rosenwald Fund also awarded nearly 900 fellowships to highly talented men and women, most of whom were early in their careers. Two-thirds of them were African Americans. Learn about the life and legacy of Rosenwald and the Campaign to create a National Park to commemorate him and the Rosenwald Schools.

This CC Clue event is In support of the Julius Rosenwald & Rosenwald Schools National Historical Park Campaign, and is a partnership between the CSI Library, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, School of Education, and the History Department. 

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