In 1917 Philanthropist Julius Rosenwald and Educator Booker T. Washington began the Rosenwald school fund to establish a better education for black students in the rural south. Sacrifice, hope and faith helped to construct these schools; an essential point in philanthropy and black education. By 1948, 5300 schools were constructed yet less than 500 historic sites are still standing, most locations unknown and have long changed since time has gone on.
Part I. Durham County, North Carolina had 17 funded schools, only one still standing today, the Russell School. I am currently tracking down and surveying the sites of the other 16 schools within the county.
Part II. Audio Interviews and discussions with the Rosenwald school alumni of Durham County.
Please feel free to contact me with any information of known alumni or general insight /questions on the project