April 30, 2015 @ 7PM – Freedom School Movie Fundraiser

Date: March 16, 2015 Author: Eileen Davis Categories: Events

Shalom Park Freedom School 2015 Spring Movie Fundraiser: The Rosenwald Schools

Shalom Park Freedom School’s fourth annual spring movie fundraiser features the documentary The Rosenwald Schools, which highlights the incredible story of how Jewish philanthropist Julius Rosenwald, President and Chairman of Sears from 1908-1932, joined with African-American communities in the South to build schools for them during the early part of the twentieth century. From the 1910s into the early 1930s, more than 5,300 Rosenwald Schools were constructed in African-American communities throughout 15 southern states, and North Carolina had more Rosenwald schools than any other state.

Come discover how Booker T. Washington and Julius Rosenwald built a winning model to do good in the world by bringing education to economically disadvantaged rural African-Americans. This parallels the successful effort of Shalom Park Freedom School to join with the communities of Huntingtowne Elementary and Sterling Elementary to prevent summer learning loss by providing a six-week, literacy-based summer program for 80 economically disadvantaged scholars.

Please attend the movie fundraiser on Thursday, April 30 at 7:00 p.m. at the Sam Lerner Center for Cultural Arts. Tickets are $10 and will go on sale at the Levine Jewish Community Center front desk in April. Light movie refreshments will be served. For more information, or to get involved, please contact Event Chair Cheryl Alley at calley@comporium.net, or visit our website at spfreedomschool.org.


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