Thu, Apr 01



Andrew Feiler in Conversation with Shirley Franklin, A Better Life for Their Children: Julius Rosenwald, Booker T. Washi

Born to Jewish immigrants, Julius Rosenwald lead Sears, Roebuck & Co. & turned it into the world's largest retailer. Born into slavery, Booker T. Washington became the founding principal of Tuskegee Institute. In 1912 the two men launched a program to to build public schools for African Americans.

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Apr 01, 2021, 4:00 PM


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A Better Life for their Children includes eighty-five duotone images that capture interiors and exteriors, schools restored and yet-to-be restored, and portraits of people with unique, compelling connections to these schools. Brief narratives written by Feiler accompany each photograph, telling the stories of Rosenwald schools' connections to the Trail of Tears, the Great Migration, the Tuskegee Airmen, Brown v. Board of Education, embezzlement, murder, and more.

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