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Rosenwald

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december, 2021

sun05dec3:00 PMRosenwaldNeustadt JAAMM Festival3:00 PM MT

Event Details

The incredible story of a Jewish philanthropist who helped to build more than 5,000 schools to help African-Americans in the South.

Inspired by the Jewish ideals of tzedakah (charity) and tikkun olam (repairing the world), the social justice teachings of his rabbi Emil Hirsch, and a deep concern over racial inequality in America, Julius Rosenwald used the wealth he built as part-owner of Sears and Roebuck to become one of America’s most effective philanthropists. By his death in 1932, Rosenwald had funded the building of 5,400 schools across the segregated American South, providing 660,000 black children with access to education. Recipients of his seminal Rosenwald Fund for African American Artists included Gordon Parks Jr., Augusta Savage, Dr. Charles Drew, Katherine Dunham, Ralph Ellison, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Langston Hughes. 

Time

(Sunday) 3:00 PM MT

Location

JCC Elaine Wolf Theatre

350 South Dahlia Street

Price

$15 Adult
$13 Student/Senior

 

Organizer

Jenna Graggjgragg@jccdenver.org

JCC Elaine Wolf Theatre350 South Dahlia StreetThis beautiful 400-seat theatre is a crown jewel in Denver. Perfect for a high-production and intimate event.

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