Schools of Hope

Schools of Hope

How Julius Rosenwald Helped Change African American Education

Book - 2014
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When Booker T. Washington, the famed African American educator, asked Julius Rosenwald, the wealthy president of Sears, Roebuck and Company and noted philanthropist, to help him build well-designed and fully equipped schools for black children, the face of education in the South changed for the better. It was the early 1900s, a time of discrimination, racial segregation, and inadequate education for African Americans. Rosenwald created a special fund that in just twenty years built more than 5,300 schools attended by 600,000 black students.
Publisher: Honesdale, Pennsylvania : Calkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights, 2014
ISBN: 9781590788417
Branch Call Number: J 371.8299 Fink
Characteristics: 80 p. : ill., map


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ArapahoeStaff20 Jul 13, 2017

Julius Rosenwald became an unexpected character in the journey towards educational equality for African-Americans. I was amazed to read about his passion to carry out this mission and about the history of the cause in general.


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