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  • New film, ‘Rosenwald,’ tells story of Jewish philanthropist who transformed black lives

    1 week ago

    Alex Bethea, the son of cotton and tobacco farm workers, was in sixth grade in 1965 when his family moved from Dillon, South Carolina, to the tiny town of Fairmont, North Carolina, where he attended a school called Rosenwald.

    But it wasn’t until this week, 50 years later, that...

  • The Jewish Retail Giant and the Black Community

    February 6, 2012 | 12:19 pm

    At the very end of December, 2011, when the Sears Holding Company announced that up to 120 of its stores (both Sears Roebuck and Kmart) would be closing due to disappointing sales, the contrast with the spectacular career of Julius Rosenwald (1862-1932) could scarcely have been...