ROSENWALD

NR  |  1 hour 36 minutes • Archived

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ROSENWALD is the incredible story of 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, and became an influential Chicago philanthropist. Inspired by the Jewish ideals of tzedakah (charity) and tikkun olam (repairing the world), and a deep concern over racial inequality in America, Julius Rosenwald used his wealth to become one of America’s most effective philanthropists. Because of his modesty, Rosenwald’s philanthropy and social activism are virtually unknown today.

Directed By

Aviva Kempner

Written By

Aviva Kempner

Cast

Peter Ascoli, Julian Bond, Stephanie Deutsch

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