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The Rosenwald Schools: Schools for African-Americans in the Rural South

Rosenwald SchoolsThe Rosenwald Schools  were built in the early 20th century as a solution to the scarcity of schools for African-Americans in the rural South at that time.  The school-building program was the idea of educator Booker T. Washington (1856-1915) who approached Julius Rosenwald, (1862-1932), the president of Sears, Roebuck and Company.  The result stimulated the building of over 5,000 schools, vocational workshops, and teachers’ homes in the South.&nbsp

Rosenwald Schools
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