The enduring legacy of Rosenwald Schools in Charlotte and throughout the American South – WFAE

| January 14, 2022

During the Jim Crow era, segregation drove Black children into poor quality schools. But about 100 years ago, a collaboration between two unusual partners built almost 5,000 schoolhouses specifically for Black children throughout the South. Named after one of the partners, Julius Rosenwald, one-third of the Souths rural black school children and teachers were served by Rosenwald Schools by 1928, according to the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund