Legacy of Julius Rosenwald

Posted on December 1st, 2016 by

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Pictured above: Rosenwald school pupil John White (Photo courtesy of Carol White)

Julius Rosenwald impacted lives when he was building schools, when the schools were built, and even still today when much of the school network is long gone. One of the boons of this project has been being able to see how many people are still touched by Rosenwald’s influence today. Not a week goes by without Ciesla being swamped with stories, stories from the past about a grandfather who got his education in a Rosenwald school and went on to become a doctor, stories about Julius Rosenwald’s legacy reaching through time and touching lives still today. We received this week a story about a woman in Mississippi whose great grandfather attended a Rosenwald school in Mississippi. The Rosenwald legacy echoes loudly, you just need to know what to listen for.

Read more on Mississippi Rosenwald schools here