The Rosenwald Legacy: Its Impact on the Lives of Its Recipients
Aviva Kempner, director, Rosenwald, and panelists Anne Hess, A’lelia Bundles, Anna Fierst
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 (Evening)
EVENT TYPE: Speaker Reception
The Woman’s National Democratic Club and The Ciesla Foundation invite you to join us for a panel discussing the impact of the Rosenwald Grants on the lives of women. The Ciesla Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, produces documentaries that break stereotypical images of Jews in history and celebrates the untold stories of Jewish heroes. The foundation’s latest film, Rosenwald, tells the inspiring story of Julius Rosenwald, an immigrant’s son who became CEO of Sears, Roebuck & Company and used his wealth to support equal rights for African Americans during the Jim Crow era. His support of education, the arts, and housing for middle-class African Americans left a legacy that influenced the Civil Rights Movement and continues to resonate today. Rosenwald is told through archival film and photographs, feature film clips, and interviews with historians, museum curators, poets, Rosenwald family members, African American leaders, and Rosenwald school alumni. The evening will feature the screening of 4 bonus features from the film and a lively discussion led by the relatives of Rosenwald Grant recipients and Aviva Kempner, the director of Rosenwald.
Edith Stern: She Sees Her Father’s Heritage and Carries It On | Discussant: Anne Hess, granddaughter of Edith Stern
Madam C.J. Walker: She Made Enough Money to be a Generous Giver | Discussant: A’lelia Bundles, great-granddaughter of Madam C.J. Walker
Marian Anderson: She was an Institution, An Icon | Discussant: Anna Fierst, great-granddaughter of Eleanor Roosevelt
Augusta Savage: A legend in African American art history
Click HERE to learn more about our panelists.
PRICE: $20 Members; $25 Non-members. $15 Young Dems. Includes hors d’oeuvres. Cash bar.