Rosenwald Project

African-Americans and Education: The Rosenwald School Legacy

2011 Rosenwald School Conference

African Americans and Education:
The Rosenwald School Legacy

Conference Date: April 28-30, 2011

The purpose of this conference was to raise awareness of Rosenwald school history, provide information about resources for preserving the history of African Americans and education, and to examine current issues facing African American students in public schools. This conference was a follow-up to a conference held at UNCW in 2009 which brought together historians, educators, librarians, and community members to discuss the Rosenwald school legacy in the southeastern U.S. The 2011 conference was a two day event, held on April 28-30th, that included the debuting of a new documentary film on Rosenwald Schools and a site visit to a restored Rosenwald School. View the archive >

 

2009 Rosenwald School Conference

On November 13, 2009 Rosenwald school alumni and former teachers, historians, preservationists, educators, and community members gathered at the UNCW Executive Development Center in Wilmington, NC for a one-day conference. 125 people attended this conference hold to raise awareness of Rosenwald school history, provide information about resources for preservation, and mark the opening of the new Rosenwald School archive at UNCW's Randall Library. View the archive >