Rosenwald Schools

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Beginning with an historical review of philanthropic funding to promote public education for all groups in the South, the author chronicles the efforts of Julius Rosenwald whose funding gifts were designated for elementary schools for black children. The author traces the growth of the Julius Rosenwald Fund and building program from its inception in 1917 until 1932 when the last of 5,358 modern rural black schools was built. The author includes interesting accounts of the Rosenwald building program.
Alcorn, Virgie
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