1 2017

Screening & discussion of ROSENWALD with director Aviva Kempner

6:00PM - 8:30PM  

Fisk University, Jubilee Hall, Appleton Room

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Fisk University, Jubilee Hall, Appleton Room
Free and open to the public
Screening followed by discussion and Q&A with the film's director, Aviva Kempner (LIFE AND TIMES OF HANK GREENBERG, YOO-HOO MRS. GOLDBERG)
Presented by the Franklin Library, the Department of Arts & Languages of Fisk University and The Ciesla Foundation

ROSENWALD is the incredible story of Julius Rosenwald, who never finished high school, but rose to become the president of Sears, Roebuck and Co. Influenced by the writings of the educator Booker T. Washington, this Jewish philanthropist joined forces with African American communities during the Jim Crow South to build over 5,300 schools for black children during the early part of the 20th century.