Rosenwald (Other Keyword)

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Archaeological Survey of Tennessee's Rosenwald Schools (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Benjamin C. Nance. Samuel D. Smith.

In 1911 Booker T. Washington, President of the Tuskegee Institute, met with Julius Rosenwald, President of Sears, Roebuck, and Company, to discuss building schools for African-American children in the American South.  From 1912 to 1932 the Rosenwald program helped fund more than 5,300 schools, shops, and teachers’ homes.  The Tennessee Division of Archaeology is currently conducting a survey to locate and record the sites of Tennessee’s 354 schools, 10 shops, and 9 teachers’ homes.  The project...


Archaeological Survey of Tennessee's Rosenwald Schools (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Benjamin C. Nance. Sarah Levithol Eckhardt.

The Tennessee Division of Archaeology completed an archaeological site survey of Tennessee’s Rosenwald Schools in 2017.  These schools for African-American students were built between 1912 and 1932 and partly funded by the Julius Rosenwald Fund. This program helped construct 354 schools, 9 teachers’ homes, and 10 industrial shops in Tennessee. Researchers were able to locate most of these sites, assess their archaeological integrity, and add them to the statewide archaeological database...