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Rosenwald Campaign & Schools

November 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm CDT

You Need a Schoolhouse!

Join us at the Ben May Main Library for an evening discussion about Rosenwald Schools with Stephanie Deutsch, author of You Need A Schoolhouse. The program will open by screening the short film Rosenwald: Toward A More Perfect Union by the director/producer Charles Poe. Following the screening, there will be a reading from You Need A Schoolhouse by Mrs. Deutsch. Her discussion will offer a rare insight into the collaboration between Booker T. Washington, the founder of Tuskegee Institute, and Julius Rosenwald, the president of Sears, Roebuck, and Company. They brought thousands of modern schoolhouses to African American communities in the rural South during the era preceding the civil rights movement. Furthermore, Ms. Deutsch will also speak on the Rosenwald campaign, which advocates for the establishment of a National Historical Park that would commemorate and interpret Rosenwald’s overall legacy.

After her talk, there will be a question and answer session, followed by light refreshment served in the Armbrecht Briskman Meeting Room. Before leaving, please take time to view the Rosenwald Schools Exhibit located the Lobby.

To receive more information about the Rosenwald Campaign, use this link:

For more information on this event at the Ben May Main Library, please email Adrienne McSwain at or call (251) 494-2298.


2023-11-03 16:00:00
04:00 pm - 05:30 pm CDT
Event Category:
Bernheim Hall Fr-Sa
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Ben May Main Library
701 Government Street
Mobile, AL 36602 United States
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(251) 340-1535
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700 Government Street Mobile, Alabama 36602

(251) 340-1535

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