This month the National Alumni Association for the J. C. Price High School in Salisbury, NC celebrates 30 years! Price High School was built in 1931 through the Rosenwald Fund and is registered in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, thanks to the Alumni Association.
Congratulations to George Wolfe (who went to a Rosenwald school) and his new musical, Shuffle Along for their Drama Desk Awards wins on June 5th! The production won awards for “Outstanding Musical”, “Outstanding Choreography” (Savion Glover), “Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical” (Ann Roth), and “Outstanding Wig and Hair Design” (Mia M. Neal)! We wish the production the best as it heads into the Tony Awards next week!
On June 1st, Julius Rosenwald was inducted into the Hall of Fame at the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A gala was held for the induction at Gotham Hall. Alongside Rosenwald’s induction, the efforts of several “modern-day Rosenwalds” were acknowledged, celebrating Paramount Pictures CEO Sherry Lansing and Harlem Educational Activities Fund founder Daniel Rose being among them. The Rosenwald trailer was also screened at the event.
A new exhibit entitled, “Invisible Man: Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison in Harlem”, has opened at the Art Institute in Chicago and will run through August 28th. The exhibit features the project, “Harlem is Nowhere”, which features black and white vignettes photographed by Parks juxtaposed with excerpts of Ellison’s, Invisible Man in order to depict the terrible living conditions of African Americans in 1948’s Harlem.