Rosenwald, Julius, 1862-1932
- Existence: 1862 August 12 - 1932 January 6
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: AMN 1151
Abstract The Charleston Free Library, Charleston's first public library, opened its doors on January 1, 1931. The establishment of this library was made possible with the support of the Julius Rosenwald Fund. A grand total of $80,000 was awarded to the Free Charleston Library with the goal of “enabling the county to get this service started with the best possible standards.” The funds were distributed over a five year period. The Charleston Free Library Rosenwald Fund collection contains...
Identifier: AMN 1152
Abstract The Rosenwald Schools Initiative was founded by Tuskegee Institute founder, Booker T. Washington and Sears and Roebuck Co. president, Julius Rosenwald in 1912. Washington saw the need to build schools for African Americans, particularly in rural areas across the South and Rosenwald was looking for a charitable opportunity to support and expressed interest in the plight of the Black community. Although Washington passed away in late 1915, the Rosenwald Fund went on to support the creation of...
Dates: 1912-2005, undated