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February 10, 2018
1:00 PM
Publick Playhouse
5445 Landover Road
Cheverly, MD 20784
301-277-1710; TTY 301-699-2544
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Rosenwald: A Remarkable Story of a Jewish Partnership with African-American Communities (2015)

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Join us for a screening of Aviva Kempner’s documentary on the life and philanthropy of Julius Rosenwald. Influenced by the writings of Booker T. Washington, the call to social service by Rabbi Emil Hirsch, and a deep concern over racial inequality in America. Rosenwald, a German-Jewish immigrant, rose from poverty and prejudice to become one of the wealthiest men in America. He is credited with funding over 5,500 schools for African-American children in southern states between 1915 and 1932. Because of his modesty, Rosenwald‘s philanthropy and social activism are not well known today. He gave away $62 million in his lifetime. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker.

Age: All ages are welcome