Rosenwald Documentary Viewing and Panel Discussion

Join co-hosts the Jessie Ball duPont Fund and the Jaxson Magazine in celebrating the contributions of Jacksonville’s Jewish community and our connections to renowned businessman and national philanthropist Julius Rosenwald. Register today!

Register below to receive the link and access code to view Aviva Kempner’s documentary film Rosenwald when it is released on December 2. The film will be available for viewing between 9 a.m. on December 2 and midnight on December 4. Watch the film at your convenience, and join us for a live, virtual panel discussion on December 4 at noon.

Rosenwald, directed by Aviva Kempner, is the incredible true story of how Jewish businessman and philanthropist Julius Rosenwald joined with African-American communities in the South to build 5,000 schools during the Jim Crow era. His Rosenwald Fund granted fellowships to gifted African-Americans including Marian Anderson, Romare Bearden, Ralph Bunche, W. E. B. DuBois, Ralph Ellison, Zora Neale Hurston, Gordon Parks, James Baldwin, Jacob Lawrence, Claude MacKay, and Augusta Savage, sculptor of the groundbreaking work Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing (The Harp). Maya Angelou, Rep. John Lewis, and Eugene Robinson are interviewed in the film.

The panel will be moderated by Mari Kuraishi of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, featuring film director Aviva Kempner; Adonnica Toler, Museum Administrator at the Ritz Theater and Museum; Ennis Davis of the Jaxson Magazine; and Professor Stephen Whitfield, Max Richter Professor of American Civilization, Emeritus, Brandeis University.

This program is presented in partnership with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Ciesla Foundation.


Dec 4, 2020 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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