Book Launch at UConn

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How Julius Rosenwald Helped Change African American Education

By Norman H. Finkelstein

Published by Calkins Creek Books

Was launched at

The University of Connecticut Bookstore

One Royce Circle, Storrs Center, Storrs, Connecticut

When Booker T. Washington asked Julius Rosenwald, the president of Sears, Roebuck and Company to help him build well-designed schools for black children, the face of education in the South changed for the better. It was the early 1900s, a time of discrimination, racial segregation, and inadequate education for African Americans. Rosenwald created a special fund that in just twenty years built more than 5,300 schools attended by 600,000 black students. In this inspiring story, award-winning nonfiction writer Norman H. Finkelstein spotlights one man’s legacy and the power of community action.

Sponsored by: The UConn Co-Op Book Store

The University of Connecticut Institute for African American Studies

University Libraries Northeast Children’s Literature Collection

Judaic Studies Department


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