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Testimony on The Julius Rosenwald and the Rosenwald Schools Act of 2019 (H.R. 3250)

The Julius Rosenwald and the Rosenwald Schools Act of 2019 (H.R. 3250) would require the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resources study of sites associated with the life and legacy of philanthropist and businessman Julius Rosenwald, with a particular focus on Rosenwald Schools. ...

NTHP Letter - HR 3250 HR 139 - SubCom Hearing 10-29-2019 FINAL.pdf


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Webinar: The Rosenwald Schools GIS Mapping Project

On January 30 Preservation Leadership Forum hosted the most recent Forum Webinar , which outlined the ongoing Rosenwald Schools GIS Mapping Project. This work, funded in part by the National Park Service, is expanding our understanding of the current status of Rosenwald Schools throughout the...

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Slide Deck: The Rosenwald Schools GIS Mapping Project

This is the slide deck for "The Rosenwald Schools GIS Mapping Project" webinar that took place on January 30, 2019. #Rosenwald #mapping #AfricanAmerican

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The Rosenwald Schools GIS Mapping Project (January 30, 2019 | Forum Webinar)

This webinar highlighted the important role of Rosenwald Schools in American history and the present day. John Hildreth, Senior Advisor for Special Projects at the National Trust, explains the historical context of Rosenwald Schools. Ian Spangler, PhD student at the University of Kentucky, then...


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Podcast Series: Voices of Rosenwald Schools

About the Podcast In 1912, Booker T. Washington approached Julius Rosenwald, the President of Sears, Roebuck and Company, with an idea to build six small schools for African Americans in rural Alabama. Over the coming years, over 5,000 schools were constructed in 15 states, representing one of...


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Preservation & Rosenwald Schools In 1912, Booker T. Washington approached philanthropist Julius Rosenwald about a concept developed at Tuskegee University to build rural schools desperately needed for African American children in Alabama. That partnership sparked a movement that eventually...


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Preserving Rosenwald Schools

In 1912, Booker T. Washington approached philanthropist Julius Rosenwald about his concept to build rural schools desperately needed for African American children across the segregated south. That partnership sparked an initiative that eventually created more than 5300 schools, vocational shops...

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Saving the South’s Rosenwald Schools

On a rural road in Duplin County, N.C., Angelo Franceschina spies the telltale bank of windows in the trees off to the right. He coaxes his car into reverse, backs up, and heads up the dirt driveway. In the Mississippi Delta town of Drew, 90 volunteers pitch in to clean out the building they...


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A View from the Classroom: Supporting Rosenwald School Advocates

By: Marvin T. Jones C.S. Brown Cultural Arts Center and Museum | Marvin T. Jones At more than 10,000 square feet, our C.S. Brown Cultural Arts Center and Museum in Winton, N.C., may be the largest of the...

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Conference Tailor-Made to Support Rosenwald Schools National Treasure

Rosenwald schools are one of the National Trust’s National Treasures involving the preservation of multiple sites. And the Rosenwald Schools Initiative, which has been working for almost a decade to preserve these schools, is building on its efforts so far to reach and inspire a...