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|Material Type:||Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Mary S Hoffschwelle
|Description:||xx, 401 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.|
|Contents:||pt. 1. The Rosenwald school-building program --
pt. 2. Rosenwald schools and public education in southern states --
pt. 3. Rosenwald schools in African American communities.
|Series Title:||New perspectives on the history of the South.|
|Responsibility:||Mary S. Hoffschwelle ; foreword by John David Smith.|
"The Rosenwald schools, scores of which still stand, exemplified the ideal educational environment - designed for efficiency, making full use of natural light to protect children's eyesight, and providing sufficient space for learning. Ironically, these schools, which represented the social centers of their African American communities, also helped to set standards for white schools.".
"Though the program's funding ended with Rosenwald's death in 1932, many continued as public institutions. The National Trust for Historic Preservation named Rosenwald Schools to its list of America's Most Endangered Historic Places in 2002. Hoffschwelle examines these buildings as exemplars for school architecture and design, as community institutions and partnerships, and as a means of formalizing a state education program that, finally, would include black children. This story of extraordinary generosity and sacrifice will interest scholars of American and African-American history, educators, school planners, and preservationists."--BOOK JACKET.
- African Americans -- Education -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
- School buildings -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
- Julius Rosenwald Fund -- Buildings.
- Julius Rosenwald Fund.
- African Americans -- Education.
- School buildings.
- Southern States.