Screening of "Rosenwald"

In Partnership with the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington

Dates: Monday, August 31, 2015
Time: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Speaker: Multiple Speakers

Rosenwald, the documentary by award-winning filmmaker Aviva Kempner, tells the incredible story of how businessman and philanthropist Julius Rosenwald (who made his fortune at the helm of Sears, Roebuck and Co.) joined with Booker T. Washington and African-American communities in the South to build schools during the early part of the 20th century. He also spurred the establishment of 25 YMCAs in cities nationwide for African-American youth -- the first of which was the Thurgood Marshall YMCA on 12th and U Streets, NW, here in Washington.

The evening includes a pre-show talk with Aviva Kempner and Norris Dodson, who played basketball at the Thurgood Marshall YMCA as a young man and later became instrumental in helping restore the building.

7:30 Doors open
7:45 Pre-show talk
8:00 Film (100 minutes)

$10 - Advance Ticket Pricing
$12 - At the door

All advance tickets must be purchased by Thursday, August 27th.

To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE or call 202-789-0900

The screening is being held at:

The Avalon Theater
5612 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington, D.C. 20015


 




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