Schools of Hope (EBOOK)

S population over the course of twenty years This is than story of an inspiring philanthropist it is also twenty years is than a story of an inspiring philanthropist it is also record of the black men and women who were intensely committed to bettering the lives of their children through education Rosenwald set one important condition for his school contributions each community had to raise funds to receive a school By the time the final school was constructed in 1932 than 600000 black children had attended a Rosenwald schoolAttractively laid out and enerously illustrated with period black and white photographs young readers and researchers will find this an engaging readable treatment of previously untold story Great story about how the wealthy president of Sears and Company and noted philanthropist heavily influenced by Booker T Washington spent millions of his fortune to help build thousands of well designed and fully euipped schools for black children His philanthropy also extended to funding black colleges and fellowships to students pursuing higher education Accessibly written and handsomely designed I wish the author the author discussed in the detail the differing education philosophies of Washington and WEB DuBois Julius Rosenwald is a hero that I want to emulate because of his philanthropic endeavors I like his style Schools of Hope Paper Crafts Magazine: Joy of Card Making (Leisure Arts gives a different view of the era of segregation by looking at the state of education for African Americans before integration I found this book to be a very inspiring look at cooperation between races at a time when that was rare Booker T Washington inspired Julius Rosenwald head of Sears Roebuck and Company to be a major contributor to build adeuate schools for African American children in the South In turn Rosenwald inspired communities to work together to raise funds and provide work for the schools in exchange for matching fundsThis short book is very comprehensive including pictures of the schools both pre and post Rosenwald historical cartoons from the era architectural drawings of the schools and pictures of historical figures among others End materials include detailed source notes a bibliography including books journals newspapers and websites an index and picture creditsI highly recommend this book as an addition to school libraries especially It will be areat addition to add variety to civil rights era curriculum It will add depth to discussion on segregation and will bring relevancy to students as they can all relate to the issue of schools and education I learned a lot from this book about how Sears Roebuck leader Julius Rosenwald decided to ive away his wealth and helped build. The face of education in the South changed for the better It was the early 1900s a time of discrimination racial segregation and inadeuate education for African Americans Rosenwald created a special fund that in just twenty years built. .



This picture book is beautifully put together and very informational Norman HFinkelstein tells the inspiring history of how Booker T Washington the famous African Americaneducator convinced JuliusRosenwald president of Sears to support the building of than 5300 well designed and well euipp This was pretty ood I had never heard of the Rosenwald schools before this book but in my defense I am not from the South I picked it up because the pictures looked interesting and so did the small uotes and statistics It was an interesting read At a time when separate but eual meant separate and not at all eual when it came to things like school books and heat and adeuate teachers Rosenwald set out to change all that I liked that HE DIDN T DONATE 100% OF didn t donate 100% of instead he Undiluted: Rediscovering the Radical Message of Jesus gave 13 the cost and the community and state board had to raise the other 23 s in order to make the schools feel vital and part of the community I liked that I also liked a uote near the end that stated that these children he helpedive a Rudram in Tamil good education to in the twenties and thirties ended up being the parents of the teens and young adults marching in the Civil Right s movement in the sixties That is important to note because it shows the importance of education and the foundation that his schools made for their pupils and how that influence furtherenerations of African American childrenI will note that this book is pretty biased in favor of Rosenwald and his schools and other philanthropical iving of his I am sure not all areas in
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rural South then were thrilled to have to raise money for African Americans to o to school and become teachers and doctors and nurses and librarians etc but this book kind of KaBOOM!: One Entrepreneur's Quest to Build Community SAVE PLAY! glossed over any negativity Rosenwald s beliefs caused It alsolossed over the fact that Rosenwald believed in segregation he did not try to integrate blacks and whites but instead kept them separate but tried to make them eual which did not work really well especially after the Rosenwald Fund left and the local school board took over the schools and the students were left with outdated textbooks and bad teachers I would have liked to seen of that talked about in here But alas it was an interesting read and an important one and I m lad I picked it up In the early decades of the previous century conditions for African American schools in the South were deplorable Finkelstein reveals a largely untold history of how Booker T Washington the famous balck educator convinced Julius Rosenwald president of Sears Roebuck and Company to support the building of than 5300 well designed and well euipped schools for thi. When Booker T Washington the famed African American educator asked Julius Rosenwald the wealthy president of Sears Roebuck and Company and noted philanthropist to help him build well designed and fully euipped schools for black children. Schools of Hope

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Thousands of schools for African Americans in the South at a time when education for blacks was not a high priority His methodology of reuiring the at #a time when education for blacks was not #time when education for blacks was not high priority His methodology of reuiring the to be involved in the process is a model to how development projects should be carried out In that sense this book connected to Stones Into Schools Promoting Peace With Books Not Bombs in Afghanistan and Pakistan different time and place but similar concept I also learned about early efforts at Civil Rights through education including a bit about the connection between Rosenwald s foundation and the Tuskegee Institute Not everyone would agree with Julius Rosewald s way of education for African American kids At least he made a difference to thousands of Black students He provided clean and well euipped schools where students learn basic academics and vocational training He even backed some students in higher learning for those who really want to be a doctor or lawyer Of course he provide some financial support However he ot the local community to come together to et the rest of the finances and building schools and programs This book truly inspires in readers what it means to do ood philanthropically even mentioning that Gates and Buffet have followed in Rosenwald s footsteps pledging their earnings to charity To me the most profound was that he took that money and 1 wanted matching donations so that each community worked toward the Who on God's Earth do you 'think' you are?: A true story about TRANSCENDING the ILLUSION of SEPARATION goal and 2 he wanted his money earned spent in his lifetime not for futureenerations because it was his money that ot me thinking about all the rich people in the world whose kids are simply rich because of their predecessors Certainly not helping them feel the same philanthropy if they didn t earn it themselves kudos to Rosenwald The premise of the man that ran Sears for many years was that his iving spirit created over 5000 schools for blacks in the south at a time when separate but eual was supposed to be the rule of thumb Instead he realized in partnerships with people like Booker T Washington that people wanted They wanted an education they wanted to contribute and it became a community wide effort Rosenwald inspired he was a champion and cheerleader An inspiring book to demonstrate the American dream and putting riches to Mesagerul good use I loved the historical photos throughout the book They depict the Rosenwald schools the dilapidated buildings they were replacing students and teachers and pivotal figures in promoting the Rosenwald Fund activities I had heard about these schools but I had no idea how many of them were constructed Another surprise was the Rosenwald Fund endowment program tha. Than 5300 schools attended by 600000 black students In this inspiring story noted nonfiction writer Norman H Finkelstein spotlights one man's legacy and the power of community action Includes uotations a detailed bibliography and index.