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Apr
22

The Story of the Rosenwald Schools: Goochland's Second Union School

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Robins School of Business, Ukrop Auditorium
102 UR Drive
University of Richmond, VA 23173
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Come hear the fascinating story of the Rosenwald schools and specifically, the Second Union School in Goochland County. All were built for the education of African-American children in the South in the early 20th Century. These formed out of the partnership of Julius Rosenwald, a Jewish American clothier who became part-owner and president of Sears, Roebuck and Co. and the African American leader,  educator, philanthropist, and president of Tuskegee Institute, Booker T. Washington. Julia Giles Price will speak to life as a student of the school. Mary Turner Day will discuss the school’s history from 1918-1959, and Calvin Hopkins will cover the period from 1959-2018. Originally one of 10 in Goochland, this school is the last remaining Rosenwald School in its original location and configuration in the county and is now a living Museum. You will enjoy learning about this school, whose story remains alive, relevant, and vibrant.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Osher members should register themselves and their guests using the online registration portal.

Contact: Peggy Watson, Director