Education as Emancipation: The Rosenwald Schools

This film is the remarkable story of Chicago businessman and philanthropist, Julius Rosenwald, who used his considerable wealth to buid more than 5,000 schools for African American children throughout the southern United States.  Prior to 1954, these comprised about 1/3 of the elementary schools available for African Americans.  Two Rosenwald schools, Colmans and Sharptown, were built in Kent County.  This is co-sponsored by Janes Church.  A light supper will be served after the movie and discussion.   Time:  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm