Rosenwald Schools are unique in the American landscape. Built in the early 20th century to educate African-Americans in the rural south, the 5,000+ schools quickly became centers of community life as well as educational facilities during the difficult years of segregation.
I wrote a blog post in October of 2008 after reading Mary Hoffschwelle’s insightful book on Rosenwald Schools. Now Voice of America has featured the Rosenwald Schools story – along with information on the preservation efforts led by the National Trust for Historic Preservation with funding from the Lowe’s Charitable Foundation – in a new video on their web site. Take a look below. I think you’ll enjoy it.
More to come…