The National Museum of Civil Rights opens the exhibition of the Rosenwald School

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – 23 Photos showing the history of the Rosenwald schools are on display at the National Civil Rights Museum.

The Rosenwald Schools were established in 1912 and lasted until 1937, and the schools expanded to 4,500 schools in 15 southern states.

It was a monumental partnership between Booker T. Washington and Julius Rosenwald.

The story of the Rosenwald Schools is known as one of the most transformative educational projects for black students during the 20th century.

Dr Noelle Trent: “We hope people appreciate how far education, schools and buildings have come. And we hope to spark a conversation about equity in education.

Andrew Feiler took the photos where he spent three years documenting the Rosenwald schools and their history.

Dr. Noelle Trent: “Many people, through the discovery of Rosenwald Schools, begin to talk to family members and

find out that the schools they went to were Rosenwald schools.

The images will be available to view at the National Civil Rights Museum tomorrow, August 18, 2022.

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