Rosenwald Film and Discussion at SBPL
dim. 28 octobre à 19:00
Rosenwald by Aviva Kempner , a documentary film about Jewish Chicago businessman Julius Rosenwald, the son of an immigrant peddler, will be shown at the South Brunswick Public Library, 110 Kingston Lane in Monmouth Jct. on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m. and again on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 2 p.m.
Rosenwald, who rose to head Sears, partnered with Booker T. Washington to build 5,400 Southern schools in African-American communities in the early 1900s during the Jim Crow era. Rosenwald also built YMCAs and housing for African-Americans to address the pressing needs of the Great Migration. He made significant contributions to many Jewish charities and organizations.
The Rosenwald Fund supported great artists including Marian Anderson, Woody Guthrie, Langston Hughes, Gordon Parks, and Jacob Lawrence. Among those interviewed in the film are civil rights leaders Julian Bond, Ben Jealous and Congressman John Lewis, columnists Eugene Robinson and Clarence Page, Cokie Roberts, Rabbi David Saperstein, Rosenwald school alumni writer Maya Angelou and director George C. Wolfe, and Rosenwald relatives.
This is a film about one man who made a difference for countless others in our world.
Today's presentation is provided by New Jersey resident Gary Matoren in memory of his daughter Debbie Lynn Matoren. Mr. Matoren will introduce the film and lead a Q&A discussion afterwards. This is a Continuing Community Conversation event.
Light refreshments will be served.
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