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Rosenwald Schools [Part 1 of 2] (2013)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-06-07

Duration: 00:07:43

Subjects: Education | Rosenwald Schools | River Road African American Museum | Segregation | Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915 | Rosenwald, Julius, 1862-1932 | African Americans


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Producer
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • Hambrick-Jackson, Kathe Interviewee
  • Davis, Prince Interviewee


This segment from the June 7, 2013, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford's interview with Kathe Hambrick-Jackson, the curator of the River Road African American Museum in Donaldsonville, about her discovery that a wooden school house donated to the museum was actually a Rosenwald School. Hambrick-Jackson also discusses the history of the Rosenwald Schools, schools built for the education of African Americans during segregation in the early 20th century through a partnership between Booker T. Washington, an African American author and educator, and Julius Rosenwald, the CEO of Sears & Roebuck. Sanford also talks to Prince Davis, a former student of the Rosenwald School restored by the museum. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford