2016 Houston Jewish Film Festival: Rosenwald
He never finished high school but rose to become president of Sears. He believed in Jewish values: tikkun olam, repairing the world, and tzedakah. He built over 5,300 schools in the south in the early 20th century, joining forces with African American communities to educate youth and awarding fellowships to leading intellectuals and artists including Marian Anderson, James Baldwin, Julian Bond, Ralph Bunche, W.E.B. DuBois, Ralph Ellison, Langston Hughes, and a host of others.
Meet Julius Rosenwald: philanthropist, civil rights activist, Jewish idealist.
Directed by Aviva Kempner, United States, 2014, 90 min. English. Documentary.