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January 11 and 19 at 1:00
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 over five thousand schools during the Jim Crow era, a time when few African Americans received any public education at all. In addition Julius Rosenwald established a fund that awarded grants primarily to unusually talented African American artists and intellectuals. Fellowships were awarded to Marian Anderson, Ralph Bunche, W. E. B. DuBois, Ralph Ellison, Dr. Charles Drew, John Hope Franklin, Zora Neale Hurston, Gordon Parks, James Baldwin, Jacob Lawrence, and Woody Guthrie, 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.

View the current schedule here.

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