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Rosenwald School Legacy Conference Held at the Watson College

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Every other year, the UNCW's Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, Upperman African American Cultural Center, History Department and Watson College host a conference on African Americans and education. Started in 2009 by local teacher and historian Claudia Stack, this conference is designed to examine the history of education for African Americans in the southeast and to evaluate current educational contexts for African American students in public schools. It also examines the history of schools started with money from the Julius Rosenwald fund.

Nearly 100 community members, teachers and educational leaders committed to improving the lives of African American students and families attended the 2015 conference held at the Watson College on April 10.

Rosenwald2 (2)Donyell Roseboro, chair of the Department of Instructional Technology, Foundations and Secondary Education at the Watson College and a member of the conference organizing committee, was featured in a WECT story about the conference on April 8. View the story here: www.wect.com/story/28749783/rosenwald-project-aims-to-improve-education-for-african-american

The conference was also featured in a story on UNCW's website on March 27:

For more information or to view conference footage visit https://uncw.edu/ed/rosenwald/