Please join us on Sunday afternoon March 25th for a special FREE screening of Aviva Kempner’s film, “Rosenwald”, which looks at the life of the philanthropist Julius Rosenwald including his work with the rural school building program that bears his name. There was a Rosenwald School in Stephens City through the 1930s which many local African-Americans in Stephens City attended. If you know one of them, please encourage them to attend.
Movie will be shown at the Trinity Lutheran Church in the Parish Hall at 2:00pm. Popcorn and beverages (non-alcoholic) will be provided. Admission is free, however donations will be gratefully accepted. Museum staff and volunteers coordinating the screening will be available for Q&A after the movie. No RSVP is necessary, however seating may be limited so arrive early for best seat selection.
About Julius Rosenwald: The son of an immigrant peddler who never finished high school, he rose to become the President of Sears. Influenced by the writings of the educator Booker T. Washington, Rosenwald joined forces with African-American communities during the Jim Crow South to build over 5,300 schools.