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Opinion: John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation – New York Times

White House screens ‘Rosenwald’ for Jewish American Heritage Month – JTA News Brief

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Saunders: Rosenwald gave his fortune for black children’s schools by Barry Saunders, News Observer

Film celebrates a philanthropist who changed black education by Hap Erstein,

‘Rosenwald’ review: Classic immigrant story with a twist by Kenneth Turan, Chicago Tribune

Rosenwald’s generosity captured in new film by Clarence Page, Chicago Tribune

Documentary celebrates Julius Rosenwald’s legacy by Lynn Sweet, Chicago Sun-Times

‘Rosenwald’ doc will reaffirm your faith in the American dream by Dann Gire, Daily Herald

Documentary details Sears magnate’s drive to educate Jim Crow south by Karen Berkowitz, Chicago Tribune’s Highland Park News

Rosenwald by Matt Fagerholm,

Rosenwald by Steve Prokopy, Gapers Block

New film focuses on local leader who make waves in Civil Rights Movement by Tony Sarabia, WBEZ

Aviva Kempner Talks ROSENWALD by Andrea Gronvall, Movie City News

A look at ‘Rosenwald’ documentary, Julian Bond’s final project by Roland Martin, Chicago Defender

Rosenwald by Monique Rubens Krohn, Edge Chicago

New fim on ‘Rosenwald’ shares story of great–yet humble–Chicago Jewish businessman, philanthropist by Cindy Sher, JUF News

Documentary tells beautiful story of Jewish immigrant’s commitment to help black America by Kimberly Grant, South Florida Times

Collaborate to educate by Carol Porter, The Miami Times

‘Rosenwald’ review: Classic immigrant story with a twist by Kenneth Turran, Los Angeles Times

Ex-Detroiter Aviva Kempner Produces Documentary on Julius Rosenwald of Sears By Allan Lengel, Deadline Detroit

Movie review: ‘Rosenwald’ By Cary Darling, Star-Telegram

Film celebrates little-known mensch By Jennifer Goldberg, Jewish News

Jewfro: Meet Me at the Movies: Rosenwald By Ben Falik, Detroit Jewish News

Review: “Rosenwald” documents the American hero you’ve never heard of By Steve Murray

The New “Rosenwald” Documentary Couldn’t Be Timelier By Richard Harris

A New Documentary Explores the Quiet Philanthropy of Julius Rosenwald By Robert Loerzel, Chicago Magazine

How Julius Rosenwald helped African American youth By Leah Garchick, San Francisco Chronicle

New Film Puts the Spotlight on an Early Civil-Rights Donor By Maria Di Mento, Chronicle of Philanthropy

Remembering the Rosenwald Schools by Witold Rybczynski, Architect Magazine

Rosenwald review by Matt Fagerholm,

Rosenwald featured on “Main Street with Phil Blazer”

Aviva Kempner Talks Rosenwald Doc by Bill Desowitz, Immersed in Movies

The enlightening legacy of the Rosenwald schools By Karen Heller, The Washington Post

“Rosenwald” provokes gratitude for the deeds of its subject by Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor

DC Outlook Review by Peter Freeman

Review: “Rosenwald,” a Film by Aviva Kempner by Mae Abdulbaki

Honor the Benefactor: Aviva Kempner’s Rosenwald by Elias Savada

“Rosenwald” reveals a philanthropist with a mission by Kenneth Turan, The LA Times

“Rosenwald” offer timely lessons in wealth management by Peter Keough, The Boston Globe

“Rosenwald” Review: Doing Well, Doing Good by Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal

Review: “Rosenwald” a singular portrait of a mogul and philanthropist by Michael O’Sullivan, The Washington Post

Belief Net Review by Nell Minow

THE GRONVALL REPORT: Aviva Kempner Talks ROSENWALD by Andrea Gronvall

“Rosenwald” documentary looks at Jewish philanthropist who helped black schools by Susan King, The LA Times

Interview: Aviva Kempner On Uncovering A Hidden History In “Rosenwald” by Stephen Saito

Aviva Kempner Talks about ROSENWALD by Bijan Tehrani

Aviva Kempner Talks Rosenwald Doc by Bill Desowitz

“Rosenwald”: How a philanthropist aided black education in Jim Crow South by Steven Rae, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Listen to Aviva Kempner talk about Rosenwald on NPR’s All Things Considered

Watch Aviva Kempner on News One Now with Roland Martin

Aviva Kempner appears on MSNBC’s Morning Joe with Rev. Al Sharpton to talk about the late Julian Bond

Aviva Kempler and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton discussing the late Julian Bond on the Kojo Nnamdi Show.

Review: ‘Rosenwald,’ on a Philanthropist Who Created Schools for Blacks in the Jim Crow South by Daniel M. Gould, New York Times

Was Julius Rosenwald Our Greatest Philanthropist? by Alexandra Levine, Forward

New film, ‘Rosenwald,’ tells story of Jewish philanthropist who transformed black lives by Lisa Hostein, Jewish Telegraphic Ageny

Documentary Reveals the ‘Rosenwald’ Behind Rural Black Education by Marissa Stern, Jewish Exponent

Get an Oscar polished up: Aviva Kempner’s new doc, ROSENWALD, arrives in theaters by James van Maanen, TrustMovies

Rosenwald, The incredible story of an unknown civil rights hero by Andrea Lita Rademan, TagHollywood

AAFCA review by Kam Williams

Film fest panelists tackle social justice — and fundraising by Arno Rosenfeld,

Why This Movie Now? Planning Release Dates, From ‘Straight Outta Compton’ to ‘Meru’ by Cara Buckley, New York Times

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