DC Public Schools Chancellor Alexander will host a film screening and panel discussion of Rosenwald: The Remarkable Story of a Jewish Partnership with African American Communities. This powerful documentary tells the life story of Julius Rosenwald, a Jewish businessman and philanthropist who partnered with Booker T. Washington to build more than 5,500 schools that served African-American children in the south from 1915 – 1952. Many Washingtonians know the impact of these schools on the lives of their parents and grandparents and the larger African-American community.
The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion that will feature Chancellor Alexander, Stephanie Deutsch – the author of You Need a Schoolhouse, a local philanthropist, and other individuals.
Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to attend and contact [email protected] with questions.
When: Tuesday, Jul. 24 - 10:00 pm
Wednesday, Jul. 25 1:00 am
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