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April 7 at 4:00
East Building Auditorium

Aviva Kempner in person

Rosenwald documents the remarkable collaborations between businessman and philanthropist Julius Rosenwald, author and educator Booker T. Washington, and African American communities in the South. Together they built more than five thousand schools during the Jim Crow era, a time when few African Americans received any public education. In addition, Julius Rosenwald established a fund that awarded grants primarily to talented African American artists and intellectuals. Fellowships were awarded to Marian Anderson, Ralph Bunche, W. E. B. DuBois, Ralph Ellison, Gordon Parks, James Baldwin, and Zora Neale Hurston, among others. (Aviva Kempner, 2015, 95 minutes)

courtesy the Ciesla Foundation

Film Programs

The National Gallery of Art’s film program provides many opportunities throughout the year to view classic and contemporary cinema from around the world.

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