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“A Better Life for Their Children: Julius Rosenwald, Booker T. Washington, and the 4,978 Schools that Changed America”

November 17, 2023 - April 21, 2024

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Handicap Accessible Wifi Available

This beautiful, evocative, and moving series of photographs by Andrew Feiler, curated from his book of the same name, memorializes the Rosenwald schools, one of the most quietly successful Black education programs in American history. The Southern program, developed through the partnership of Sears, Roebuck president and noted Jewish philanthropist Julius Rosenwald and Tuskegee Institute founder Booker T. Washington, changed the South, and America, for the better, narrowing the Black-white education gap that plagued Southern and border states, strengthening Black-Jewish relations, paving the way for the civil rights movement, and helping to build a new African American middle class. The exhibit will open at the Museum on November 17, 2023 and run through April 21, 2024.

The Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience is open six days a week (closed Tuesdays) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.*

*The last admission to the Museum is 4 p.m.

Closed New Year’s Day, Mardi Gras, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

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Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience

Our Mission: The Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience explores the many ways that Jews in the American South influenced and were influenced by the distinct cultural heritage of their new homes. Through exhibits,...