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You Need a Schoolhouse: Book Talk with Stephanie Deutsch

March 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Author Stephanie Deutsch will present on her book, You Need a Schoolhouse, which dives into the historical partnership between Booker T. Washington and Julius Rosenwald, two dynamos who shared an ethos of pragmatism and a progressive vision that led to the Rosenwald schools and ultimately changed the fate of thousands of Black students across the South in the Jim Crow era.

This is an in-person event at the Museum. It will also be streamed live on Zoom. A book signing and a small reception will follow the lecture.

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About the author: When Stephanie Deutsch married Julius Rosenwald’s great-grandson, her passion for the Rosenwald schools and African American history was born. Through extensive travels through the South and personal interviews with graduates of Rosenwald schools, she gathered the knowledge and material to write You Need a Schoolhouse. She is currently working on a new book about the 1,000 men and women who received scholarships from the Rosenwald Fund and their enormous contributions to our country and culture.

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”.



March 7
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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