A Better Life for Their Children
Schedule of Events
A Better Life for Their Children: Julius Rosenwald, Booker T. Washington, and the 4,978 Schools that Changed America is an evocative and moving series of photographs by Andrew Feiler memorializing the Rosenwald schools, one of the most quietly successful Black education programs in American history. The Southern program, developed through the partnership of Sears, Roebuck President and noted Jewish philanthropist Julius Rosenwald and education activist Booker T. Washington, changed the South, and America, for the better, narrowing the Black-white education gap that plagued Southern and border states, strengthening Black-Jewish relations, paving the way for the civil rights movement, and helping to build a new African American middle class. The exhibit will open at the Museum on November 17th and run through April 21st, 2024.
Public Programs Schedule
November 16, 2023: Special Exhibit Opening Event
5:30pm: Members-Only Preview
6:30pm: Public Opening
December 13-17, 2023: PhotoNOLA
January 18, 2024: Screening // Rosenwald, film by Aviva Kempner
February 28, 2024: Screening // Rosenwald, film by Aviva Kempner
March 7, 2024: Lecture by Stephanie Deutsch, author, You Need a Schoolhouse
March 10, 2024: Matinee Screening // Rosenwald, film by Aviva Kempner
Date TBD: Rosenwald Schools Alumni Panel
April 4, 2024: Screening // Rosenwald, film by Aviva Kempner
Exhibit closes April 21st, 2024
Dates and times are subject to change.