Sands of Time presents "Rosenwald" film on March 31

Teaneck, N.J. (February 18, 2016) – Sands of Time is hosting a screening of the film "Rosenwald" with a discussion following at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, 2016. This free event will take place in the Wilson Auditorium in Dickinson Hall at the Metropolitan Campus.

rosenwald"Rosenwald" is the incredible story of Julius Rosenwald who rose from nothing to become the co-owner of Sears, Roebuck & Co. Influenced by the writings of Booker T. Washington and inspired by the Jewish ideals of charity and repairing the world, Rosenwald joined forces with African-American communities to build over 5,300 schools across the segregated south during the early part of the 20th century, providing 660,000 children with access to education. Julius Rosenwald directly changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people, and indirectly of millions more.

Rosenwald donated $62 million in his lifetime—which is well over a billion in today’s dollars—and supported several African American artists including Gordon Parks Jr. Marian Anderson, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Langston Hughes. Interviews in the film include Maya Angelou, Julian Bond, Rep. Danny Davis, Rita Dove, Benjamin Jealous, Rep. John Lewis, Clarence Page, Eugene Robinson, Cokie Roberts, and Ambassador David Saperstein.

The Metropolitan campus is located at 1000 River Road, Teaneck, N.J. Seating is limited. For more information or for reservations contact Eli Amdur at

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