28 2024

Museum of Southern Jewish Experience-Film Screening

6:00PM - 7:30PM  

Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience 818 Howard Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70113
504-384-2480 abra@msje.org

Contact Lizzi Meister

$ Cost $ 10.00

Join us for a screening of Rosenwald, the incredible story of how businessman and philanthropist Julius Rosenwald joined forces with Booker T. Washington and African American communities in the segregationist Jim Crow South to build more than 5,000 schools. Inspired by the Jewish doctrine of “tikkun olam,” repairing the world, and a deep concern over racial inequality in America, the Rosenwald Fund supported major African-American artists and intellectuals, like Marian Anderson, W.E.B Du Bois, Langston Hughes, Jacob Lawrence, and Gordon Parks. This unprecedented historical partnership impacted American culture for generations and continues to inspire today. The feature-length documentary film was created by Jewish filmmaker Aviva Kempner. Light movie refreshments will be served during the screening.

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