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The Resource A better life for their children : Julius Rosenwald, Booker T. Washington, and the 4,978 schools that changed America, photographs and stories by Andrew Feiler ; with a foreword by Congressman John Lewis

A better life for their children : Julius Rosenwald, Booker T. Washington, and the 4,978 schools that changed America, photographs and stories by Andrew Feiler ; with a foreword by Congressman John Lewis

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A better life for their children : Julius Rosenwald, Booker T. Washington, and the 4,978 schools that changed America
Title
A better life for their children
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Julius Rosenwald, Booker T. Washington, and the 4,978 schools that changed America
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photographs and stories by Andrew Feiler ; with a foreword by Congressman John Lewis
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eng
Summary
"Born to Jewish immigrants, Julius Rosenwald rose to lead Sears, Roebuck & Company and turn it into the world's largest retailer. Born into slavery, Booker T. Washington became the founding principal of Tuskegee Institute. In 1912 the two men launched an ambitious program to partner with black communities across the segregated South to build public schools for African American children. This watershed moment in the history of philanthropy-one of the earliest collaborations between Jews and African Americans-drove dramatic improvement in African American educational attainment and fostered the generation who became the leaders and foot soldiers of the civil rights movement. Of the original 4,978 Rosenwald schools built between 1917 and 1937 across fifteen southern and border states, only about 500 survive. While some have been repurposed and a handful remain active schools, many remain unrestored and at risk of collapse. To tell this story visually, Andrew Feiler drove more than twenty-five thousand miles, photographed 105 schools, and interviewed dozens of former students, teachers, preservationists, and community leaders in all fifteen of the program states. A Better Life for their Children includes eighty-five duotone images that capture interiors and exteriors, schools restored and yet-to-be restored, and portraits of people with unique, compelling connections to these schools. Brief narratives written by Feiler accompany each photograph, telling the stories of Rosenwald schools' connections to the Trail of Tears, the Great Migration, the Tuskegee Airmen, Brown v. Board of Education, embezzlement, murder, and more. Beyond the photographic documentation, A Better Life for Their Children includes essays from three prominent voices. Congressman John Lewis, who attended a Rosenwald school in Alabama, provides an introduction; preservationist Jeanne Cyriaque has penned a history of the Rosenwald program; and Brent Leggs, director of African American Cultural Heritage at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, has written a plea for preservation that serves as an afterword"--
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Feiler, Andrew,
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
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no index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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1940-2020,
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Lewis, John
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  • Rosenwald, Julius
  • Washington, Booker T
  • Rosenwald schools
  • Rosenwald schools
  • Public schools
  • Public schools
  • African Americans
  • Rosenwald, Julius
  • Washington, Booker T
  • African Americans
  • Public schools
  • Rosenwald schools
  • United States
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A better life for their children : Julius Rosenwald, Booker T. Washington, and the 4,978 schools that changed America, photographs and stories by Andrew Feiler ; with a foreword by Congressman John Lewis
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Congressman John Lewis -- In search of Rosenwald schools / Jeanne Cyriaque -- Every school has a story / Andrew Feiler -- Innovation: the Tuskegee Phase, 1912-1920 -- Expansion: the Nashville phase, 1920-1927 -- Transition: the Chicago phase, 1927-1937 -- Afterword / Brent Leggs
Control code
1143617038
Dimensions
27 x 26 cm
Extent
xiii, 127 pages
Isbn
9780820358413
Lccn
2020027870
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1143617038
Label
A better life for their children : Julius Rosenwald, Booker T. Washington, and the 4,978 schools that changed America, photographs and stories by Andrew Feiler ; with a foreword by Congressman John Lewis
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Congressman John Lewis -- In search of Rosenwald schools / Jeanne Cyriaque -- Every school has a story / Andrew Feiler -- Innovation: the Tuskegee Phase, 1912-1920 -- Expansion: the Nashville phase, 1920-1927 -- Transition: the Chicago phase, 1927-1937 -- Afterword / Brent Leggs
Control code
1143617038
Dimensions
27 x 26 cm
Extent
xiii, 127 pages
Isbn
9780820358413
Lccn
2020027870
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1143617038

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