A recent article by the president of Berea College celebrates the lives of Julian Bond and his family and the roles that impartial love, a founding principle of the university. Read the full piece here.
Rosenwald’s childhood home has been renamed in his honor. Get the full scoop here!
Random House recently published a new volume of letters by Ralph Ellison, who was recipient of a Rosenwald grant. Visit here to read The New Yorker‘s review.
This year, Penguin released Romance in Marseille, a previously unpublished novel by Claude McKay – a recipient of a Rosenwald grant and a seminal writer of the Harlem Renaissance. The novel explores interconnected themes of race, class, and queer sexuality. Read the full review from The New York Times here!
Brent Leggs is the director of the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund at the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He and his colleagues are working to protect the remaining Rosenwald schools and other sites significant to black history. Leggs himself graduated from a Rosenwald school. Read the full article from The New Yorker here.