Temple Micah Book Club

You Need a School­house: Book­er T. Wash­ing­ton, Julius Rosen­wald, and the Build­ing of Schools for the Seg­re­gat­ed South by Stephanie Deutsch. 218 pages. 2011. (Elsie Klumpner)
DC: book – 0 available and 1 on order; 
MC: book – 3 of 4 available
“A bright, quick-paced work that art­ful­ly com­bines social and eco­nom­ic his­to­ry, Jew­ish his­to­ry, African-Amer­i­can his­to­ry, and moral edu­ca­tion, You Need a School­house illu­mi­nates pow­er­ful trends in twen­ti­eth cen­tu­ry Amer­i­can life. A dou­ble biog­ra­phy, this book charts the phil­an­thropic and edu­ca­tion­al part­ner­ships between Book­er T. Wash­ing­ton, who was born a slave and who became a found­ing leader of the Tuskegee Insti­tute in Alaba­ma, and the Ger­man-Jew­ish busi­ness­man Julius Rosen­wald, who became an own­er of Sears, Roe­buck in Chica­go and who became a trustee of the Tuskegee Insti­tute.”

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