Julius Rosenwald : Repairing the World (Hardcover) (Hasia R.
Rosenwald School was any of the over five thousand schools, shops, and teachers' homes in the United States which were built primarily for the education of African-American children in the South in the early 20th century. The project was the product of the partnership of Julius Rosenwald, a Jewish American clothier who became part-owner and president of Sears, Roebuck and Company and the African American leader Booker T. Washington.
Inspired by the Jewish ideals of tzedakah (charity) and tikkun olam (repairing the world), Julius Rosenwald partnered with African American communities to fund some schools for African American children in the Jim Crow-era South.
Julius Rosenwald might be the biggest American Jewish philanthropist you’ve never heard of. Aviva Kempner’s new sweeping documentary, Rosenwald, shines a light on his rags-to-riches tale: after going from Chicago textile merchant to chief of