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Rosenwald: A Remarkable Story of a Jewish Partnership with African American Communities (Film Screening)
  • Date: Thursday, February 04, 2016
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, DC

Rosenwald posterRosenwald is the story of Julius Rosenwald, who never finished high school but rose to become the president of Sears. Influenced by Booker T. Washington’s writings, this Jewish philanthropist joined forces with African American communities during the Jim Crow South to build over 5,300 schools during the early 20th century. Director Aviva Kempner will introduce ​the film and be joined by author and journalist A’Lelia Bundles for a post-screening discussion. (2015; 100 minutes)

Presented with the National Archives’ Afro-American History Society.

Reserve a seat

All public programs at the National Archives are free. Reservations are recommended; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The doors to the building will open 45 minutes prior to the start of the program. Use the Special Events entrance on the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW. Click here for more information on getting to the National Archives and parking.Live captioning will be available online and in the William G. McGowan Theater. If you require an alternative or additional accommodation for an event (such as a downloadable transcript or a sign language interpreter), please send an email to public.program@nara.gov or call 202-357-5000 in advance.