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The North Star: Julius Rosenwald's Impact Upon Black America

Charles Wesley Burton; Ed.D. and Laura Dancy Burton

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ISBN 10: 160461689X / ISBN 13: 9781604616897
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Title: The North Star: Julius Rosenwald's Impact ...

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This book highlights the philanthropy of Julius Rosenwald and his investment in people, especially Black Americans who lived in the South in the early 1900s. Rosenwald helped to build over 5,000 schools for rural Black children; and he also awarded over 400 fellowships and scholarships to notable Black scholars such as Langston Hughes, W.E.B. DuBois, Zora Neal Hurston, and Katherine Dunham through his foundation. Julius Rosenwald was president of Sears & Roebuck Company: contributed millions of dollars to the University of Chicago: and established Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry.

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Charles Wesley Burton, a retired educator, holds an Ed.D. from the Graduate Theological Foundation. Dr. Burton serves on the St. Louis Holocaust Museum & Learning Center Board. Laura Burton, a retired Government employee is an active member of the Zonta International Women's Organization and serves along with her husband on the South African Evangelistic Mission and the St. Louis Teen Challenge Center.

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