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)
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“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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