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‘The Rosenwald Connection’

It’s the incredible story of Rosenwald Schools – which out-smarted Jim Crow and educated hundreds of thousands of African Americans

in the rural South.

Pickensville Rosenwald School,

Pickensville, Alabama.

In the early 20th century, a collaboration between Booker T. Washington, the famous African American educator, and Julius Rosenwald, a Jewish businessman and philanthropist, led to the construction of nearly 5,000 schools for black children in the rural South.

Why? Because there weren’t any, to speak of.

Rosenwald Schools made education possible for hundreds of thousands of black children in the Jim Crow era.

Rosenwald Schools changed America for the better. And our nation still reaps the benefits today.

‘The Rosenwald Connection,’ a one-hour television documentary, is in production now. 

Read more about Rosenwald Schools in North Carolina, which had more than any other state.

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