Friday, May 31, 2013

Advancing the Cause of Black Education in the Segregated South

Dunbar High School, Little Rock
Julius Rosenwald was the philanthropist behind the Rosenwald Rural School Building Program, called the "most influential philanthropic force that came to the aid of Negroes at that time."  Booker T. Washington's vision of building a few desperately needed schools for black children in the South during segregation grew into a program that resulted in the construction of almost 5,000 schools in fifteen states.

On Sunday, June 2, the Jewish Historical Society of Napa Valley is hosting a presentation on Rosenwald, given by his great-grandson Dr. Peter Ascoli.  The talk will be at the Goodman Library, 1219 First Street, Napa.  The talk begins at either 2:00 p.m. (as stated in the J) or at 4:00 p.m. (which is what the flyer shows).  For clarification and more information contact   The society has a $5 suggested donation for nonmembers who attend.

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