Graduate Students Visit Pickensville Rosenwald School Museum

Students stand on the porch of the Rosenwald School.Dr. Julia Brock and graduate students rounded out the Spring 2022 semester with a trip to the Pickensville Rosenwald School Museum, in Pickens County, Alabama.

The Rosenwald School program began in the early 1900s as a partnership between the Tuskegee Institute’s Booker T. Washington and Samuel Rosenwald, the president of Sears, Roebuck & Company, to provide schools for rural African Americans.

Museum Board members, who are also alumni from Pickens County Rosenwald schools, gave a presentation on their work restoring the school (the only Rosenwald school left standing in the county) and their collaboration with Dr. Kimberly Ransom of the University of Michigan on the creation of the museum.

Board members toured the museum with the students, telling their experiences in the schools and growing up in rural Alabama.

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