Take Part in Justice Weekend 2018, January 12-14, to Celebrate the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Movie and Discussion - Rosenwald
"Rosenwald, by Aviva Kempner, is a documentary of how Chicago philanthropist Julius Rosenwald, the son of an immigrant peddler, who rose to head Sears, partnered with Booker T. Washington to build 5,400 Southern schools in African American communities in the early 1900s during the Jim Crow era. The Rosenwald Fund supported great artists like Marian Anderson, Woody Guthrie, Langston Hughes, Gordon Parks, and Jacob Lawrence. Among those interviewed are civil rights leaders Julian Bond, Ben Jealous and Congressman John Lewis, columnists Eugene Robinson and Clarence Page, Cokie Roberts, Rabbi David Saperstein, Rosenwald school alumni writer Maya Angelou and director George C. Wolfe and Rosenwald relatives."