Durham County Library Presents Documentary: Rosenwald

Program: Documentary: Rosenwald
Date: Thursday, Dec. 7
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Durham Arts Council (PSI Theatre), 120 Morris St., Durham, NC 27701
Cost: Free and open to the public

Durham, NC – Durham County Library presents Documentary: Rosenwald on Thursday, December 7 at 6:30 p.m. at Durham Arts Council (PSI Theatre), 120 Morris St., Durham, NC 27701. This event is free and open to the public.

Aviva Kempner’s Rosenwald is the incredible story of Julius Rosenwald, who never finished high school, but rose to become the President of Sears. Influenced by the writings of the educator Booker T. Washington, this Jewish philanthropist joined forces with African American communities during the Jim Crow South to build over 5,300 schools in the early part of the 20th century.

Inspired by the Jewish ideals of tzedakah (charity) and tikkun olam (repairing the world), and a deep concern over racial inequality in America, Rosenwald used his wealth to become one of America’s most effective philanthropists. Because of his modesty, Rosenwald’s philanthropy and social activism are not well known today. He gave away $62 million in his lifetime.

This program is sponsored by the Durham Library Foundation. For more information, call 919-560-0268 or visit DurhamCountyLibrary.org.

Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit DurhamCountyLibrary.org.

Contact: Stephanie Bonestell
919-560-0151 or [email protected]

Source: Durham County Library