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5902
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Through funds provided by philanthropist Julius Rosenwald to improve African American education, 5,300 Rosenwald schools were built in rural areas of 15 Southern states between 1917 and 1932. North Carolina built the most with over 830. Many have fallen into ruin. An effort is now underway \"to find, identify, and record the location of these schools before the structures disappear altogether.\"
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 35 Issue 7, July 2003, p14-16, il
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7209
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The North Carolina Association of Educators recognized the efforts of the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office and North Carolina's Rosenwald Schools Community Project to preserve the heritage of the schools. These schools for African American children were funded by matching grants provided by Chicago philanthropist Julius Rosenwald to African American communities that raised a certain amount of money. Between the late 1910s and 1932, there were 813 of the Rosenwald schools built in North Carolina, more than in any other state. Over 120 of the schools are still standing today.
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21527
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This article examines North Carolina's experience with the Rosenwald Schools, using Mecklenburg County as the case study. Rosenwald Schools were an educational system for Southern black children who were excluded from white schools. Founded in the 1910s by Booker T. Washington and philanthropist Julius Rosenwald, the schools were a limited success. Over 5,300 schools were constructed throughout the South and Mecklenburg County had 26. By the 1930s though, the Rosenwald Foundation admitted that the schools were not accomplishing the desired effect of educating blacks to live in a white-dominated society. The foundation then stopped funding the schools in order to promote black and white cooperation through other methods.
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North Carolina Historical Review (NoCar F251 .N892), Vol. 65 Issue 4, Oct 1988, p387-444 , il, por, map, f Periodical Website
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23587
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Geary discusses the history of Hamilton Colored School, a historically black school built with funds from Julius Rosenwald (1862-1932). The school offered grades 1 through 12, a rare opportunity for African American children in the early 1900s.
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28650
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The Russell School in Durham is one of the few remaining Rosenwald Schools. 5,000 Rosenwald Schools were built for African Americans in the segregated south by Julius Rosenwald, the former president of Sears, Roebuck & Company. Durham’s Helen Rosenwald recently visited the school in Durham and connected with the alumni who attended the school founded by her cousin, Julius Rosenwald. Helen Rosenwald’s story as a Jewish refugee during World War II, the stories of alumni of the Russell School, and the history of the two groups and the school is detailed.
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38123
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Withstanding the test of time is one of the few schools of its kind in Halifax County: Allen Grove Rosenwald School. Making history is a facility on the National Register of Historic Places and started in 1921 to provide an education for African American children.