Schools of Hope

Schools of Hope

How Julius Rosenwald Helped Change African American Education

eBook - 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. In this inspiring story, noted nonfiction writer Norman H. Finkelstein spotlights one man's legacy and the power of community action. Includes quotations, a detailed bibliography, and index.
Publisher: [United States] : Calkins Creek : Made available through hoopla, 2014
ISBN: 9781629792132
1629792136
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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AL_RACHEL 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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