General Resource

National TrustRosenwald Initiative

Fisk University’s Rosenwald Card File
Created as the program ended in the early 1930s, this was an attempt to list every Rosenwald school ever built. Many entries include photos taken in the early 1930s.

The North Carolina Digital Collections – The collection contains documents and photographs related to African American education in North Carolina before 1950. Division of Negro Education: Correspondence of the Supervisor, Rosenwald Fund. The materials are presented as folders rather than as items due to the amount of information in the Rosenwald Fund files.

Books

Peter Max Ascoli, Julius Rosenwald: The Man Who Build Sears, Roebuck and Advance the Cause of Black Education in the American South, Indiana University Press, 2006. (Available from Amazon)

Stephanie Deutsch, You Need a Schoolhouse: Booker T. Washington, Julius Rosenwald, and the Building of Schools for the Segregated South, Northwestern University Press, December 30, 2011 (Available from Amazon) NPR Story about You Need a Schoolhouse.

Mary S. Hoffschwelle, The Rosenwald Schools of the American South. (University Press of Florida, 2006).

Adam Fairclough, A Class of Their Own: Black Teachers in the Segregated South(Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2007).

Carole Boston Weatherford, Dear Mr. Rosenwald – Children’s book

Articles

Rosenwald Schools_and Black Education in NC, Thomas Hanchett
This 1988 article on North Carolina’s Rosenwalds remains one of the best introductions to the Rosenwald Schools story.

Black Schools Restored as Landmarks, Erik Eckholm, New York Times, January 14, 2010

FILM & VIDEO

Under the Kudzu, Film by Claudia Stack about a Rosenwald school in Pender County, NC.

The Rosenwald Schools, An Aviva Kempner Film

Individual Buildings

WALNUT COVE COMMUNITY CENTER, NC

NOBLE HILL – WHEELER MUSEUM, GEORGIA

SWEET HOME CHURCH FELLOWSHIP BUILDING, TEXAS

LI’L RED – DREW, MISSISSIPPI