Huntsville, Ala – In celebration of Black History Month, the Huntsville Museum of Art will welcome historical interpreter Susan Webb on Sunday, February 23, at 2 p.m. to discuss Julius Rosenwald.
With more than 20 years in the classroom, Webb will present “Thank You, Mr. Rosenwald,” a story of the early 20th-century president of Sears, Roebuck, and Company who helped build much-needed schools in the back roads of Alabama.
Rosenwald, a German-Jewish immigrant, became a philanthropist and trustee of Tuskegee University. He helped to build more than 5,300 school buildings in the South, 407 of which were in Alabama.
Over the past few years, Webb has researched and visited some of Rosenwald’s restored schools in Alabama and Georgia. In June 2012, she presented two programs at the Rosenwald Schools’ 50th Anniversary Conference, sponsored by the National Trust, at Tuskegee University.
This Alabama Humanities Foundation Road Scholars Program is FREE to the public. For more information, visit www.hsvmuseum.org or call 256-535-4350.