Rosenwald Project

African-Americans and Education: The Rosenwald School Legacy


2013 Rosenwald Conference

African Americans and Education: The Rosenwald School Legacy and Williston High School

 

Conference Date: March 22nd from 8:30 AM -2:00 PM

This conference is designed to inspire dialogue about the history of education for African Americans. With the resources shared and connections made at the conference, we hope to motivate educators and community leaders to make substantive change in current educational practices for African American students This conference is a follow-up to two prior conferences held at UNCW in 2009 and 2011, both of which brought together historians, educators, librarians, and community members to discuss the Rosenwald school legacy in the southeastern United States. This year’s conference will be a one day event, held on March 22nd from 8:30-2:00 PM in the Watson College of Education building.


Rosenwald Conference 2013 Videos


Rosenwald Conference 2013 - Part 1
Rosenwald Conference 2013 - Part 2
Rosenwald Conference 2013 - Part 3
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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 >