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Rosenwald Screening and Discussion
November 4, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This inspirational documentary examines the life of Chicago philanthropist Julius Rosenwald, who rose to head Sears Roebuck and partnered with Booker T. Washington to build over 5,000 southern schools in African American communities in the early 1900s. Rosenwald, the son of an immigrant peddler, also built YMCAs and housing for African Americans to address the pressing needs of the Great Migration. The program is being very generously sponsored by patron Gary Matoren in memory of his daughter Debbie Lynn Matoren and in honor of our librarians and the Old Bridge Community.