Schools of Hope

Schools of Hope

How Julius Rosenwald Helped Change African American Education

Paperback - 2014
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In early twentieth-century America, at a time of rampant segregation, one man made it possible for African American children in the South to receive a quality education by funding the building of schools throughout the deep South with one major stipulation, each community had to raise enough money to match his gift.
Publisher: Honesdale, Pennsylvania : Calkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights, [2014]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781590788417
Characteristics: 80 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 x 27 cm

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Julius Rosenwald, owner of Sears and Chicago philanthropist, became interested in the terrible conditions of African American schools in the south during the early 1900s and developed a plan that would eventually impact the education of thousands of children.

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ArapahoeStaff20 Jul 13, 2017

Julius Rosenwald became an unexpected character in the journey towards educational equality for African-Americans. I was amazed to read about his passion to carry out this mission and about the history of the cause in general.


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