CSAA Boardmembers Make Headlines for Research and Humanitarian Efforts
CSAA Board member Susan Webb has been asked to do two presentations at the National Rosenwald Conference (NRC) in June at Tuskeegee University in Alabama. The conference celebrates 100 Years of Pride, Progress and Preservation of the Julius Rosenwald legacy. Susan is researching what might have been a typical Rosenwald school curriculum for a specific time period. In addition, she has been asked to serve on a grant committee to procure funds for the NRC keynote speakers.
Susan's presentation is entitled, "Rosewald Readin', Writi'n, 'Rithmetic:" What would a day in the classroom be like for a Rosenwald student? Explore the curriculum, academic subject matter, educational material,and trade skills taught in Rosenwald Schools. Learn about late 19th- and early 20th-century American education, teachers, the Jeanes Foundation which funded the training of teachers in the South, and the challenges of creating educational opportunities for young African Americans. Participate in authentic early 20th-century“recitation time” as if you were a student in a Rosenwald School.