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Rosenwald: Film Screening

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Join us for a screening of Rosenwald, the incredible story of how businessman and philanthropist Julius Rosenwald joined forces with Booker T. Washington and African American communities in the segregationist Jim Crow South to build more than 5,000 schools. Inspired by the Jewish doctrine of “tikkun olam,” repairing the world, and a deep concern over racial inequality in America, the Rosenwald Fund supported major African-American artists and intellectuals, like Marian Anderson, W.E.B Du Bois, Langston Hughes, Jacob Lawrence, and Gordon Parks. This unprecedented historical partnership impacted American culture for generations and continues to inspire today. The feature-length documentary film was created by Jewish filmmaker Aviva Kempner. Light movie refreshment will be served during the screening. 

Member tickets: $8  |  Non-Member tickets: $10

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The film will be screened on the following additional dates:

Sunday, March 10 at 2pm
Thursday, April 4 at 6pm

This event is part of an ongoing series centered around our current Special Exhibition, “A Better Life for Their Children: Julius Rosenwald, Booker T. Washington, and the 4,978 Schools that Changed America”. See the full schedule of events here.


February 28
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience
818 Howard Ave. New Orleans, LA 70113
New Orleans | USA, 70113 United States
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