A better life for their children : Julius Rosenwald, Booker T. Washington, and the 4,978 schools that changed America (Book, 2021) [WorldCat.org]
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A better life for their children : Julius Rosenwald, Booker T. Washington, and the 4,978 schools that changed America

Author: Andrew Feiler; John Lewis
Publisher: Athens : The University of Georgia Press, [2021]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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"Born to Jewish immigrants, Julius Rosenwald rose to lead Sears, Roebuck & Company and turn it into the world's largest retailer. Born into slavery, Booker T. Washington became the founding principal of Tuskegee Institute. In 1912 the two men launched an ambitious program to partner with black communities across the segregated South to build public schools for African American children. This watershed moment in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
Ouvrages illustrés
Named Person: Julius Rosenwald; Booker T Washington; Julius Rosenwald; Booker T Washington
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Feiler; John Lewis
ISBN: 9780820358413 082035841X
OCLC Number: 1143617038
Description: xiii, 127 pages : illustrations, map ; 27 cm
Contents: Foreword / Congressman John Lewis --
In search of Rosenwald schools / Jeanne Cyriaque --
Every school has a story / Andrew Feiler --
Innovation: the Tuskegee Phase, 1912-1920 --
Expansion: the Nashville phase, 1920-1927 --
Transition: the Chicago phase, 1927-1937 --
Afterword / Brent Leggs.
Responsibility: photographs and stories by Andrew Feiler ; with a foreword by Congressman John Lewis.

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Of the original 4,978 Rosenwald schools built between 1917 and 1937 across fifteen southern and border states, only about 500 survive. To tell their story, Andrew Feiler drove more than twenty-five  Read more...

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Andrew Feiler's photographs and stories bring us into the heart of the passion for education in black communities: the passion of teachers who taught multiple grades and dozens of students in a Read more...

 
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