Free Screening of Rosenwald Film in Lexington
Join Preservation Virginia, the Historic Lexington Foundation and the Rockbridge Historical Society for a free screening of Rosenwald, Aviva Kempner's powerful film about African American education in the early 20th century. Focusing on philanthropist Julius Rosenwald's partnerships with African American communities across the South, the film documents the effort to build 5,500 schools during a time of rampant under-funding for African American schools in the 1920s and 1930s.
Before the film, a reception will be held at the Lylburn Downing Community Center, which received $1,500 in grant funding from Rosenwald in 1927. The movie will be shown next door in the new Lylburn Downing Middle School.
300 Diamond St.
Lexington, VA 24450
Will Glasco, Director of Development