The Ridgeley Rosenwald School Celebrates its 90th Anniversary (1927 to 2017)

Posted on March 20th, 2017 by

Congratulations to the Ridgeley Rosenwald School for their 90th Anniversary Celebration!

The celebration started Sunday, February 28, 2017 at 3:30PM with special guest speaker Ms. Elizabeth Hewlett, Chairman of Prince George’s County Planning Board, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.

Elizabeth Hewlett, Chairman of Prince George’s County Planning Board, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.

Elizabeth Hewlett, Chairman of Prince George’s County Planning Board, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.

Christopher Deutsch (above) the great, great grandson of Julius Rosenwald.

Christopher Deutsch (above) the great, great grandson of Julius Rosenwald.

Ms. Mildred Ridgley who attended the school was in the audience for the celebration. She is featured in the Rosenwald film DVD Bonus Features.

Ms. Mildred Ridgley who attended the school was in the audience for the celebration. She is featured in the Rosenwald film DVD Bonus Features.

Ridgeley Rosenwald School was built in 1927 for African American elementary students.

Ridgeley Rosenwald School was built in 1927 for African American elementary students.

Built with assistance from the Rosenwald fund, the school has been renovated and today it serves as a historic school museum. The program and the school is sponsored by the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority also known as The Deltas; and supported by The Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission.