Join us for a series of webinars intended to expose and educate the public to the significance of partnerships between the Rosenwald and Jeanes Funds, Dr. Booker T. Washington and the Tuskegee Institute, and Black communities in building and sustaining community-based schools in the Jim Crow South.

In discussion with Rosenwald Schools alumni, business partners, historians, and grassroots preservation groups, the webinars will open the aperture on Rosenwald Schools and the Black communities who built and sustained them, with the goal of inspiring communities to invest time and treasure in preserving and repurposing these vanishing historic educational buildings, while also advocating for the economically and environmentally threatened communities they once served.

Webinar Dates and Registration

Part I: Philanthropy and Community Uplift: A Shared Faith and Cultural Tradition in the Black and Jewish Diaspora
Thursday, June 17, 2021 @ 6:30 PM

This webinar will draw parallels between the cultural and faith underpinnings of the Jewish and Black communities’ faith traditions of giving and supporting “the least of these” in building community.

Moderated by Dr. Lauranett Lee, University of Richmond, with panelists Rabbi Dennis Beck-Berman, Brith Achim Synagogue, Petersburg, VAReverend, Dr. Faith Harris, Interim Co-Director, Virginia Interfaith Power and Light

Part II: Elevating Black Contributions to the Rosenwald Schools Movement
Thursday, September 2, 2021 @ 6:30 PM

Moderator: Niya Bates, Public Historian and doctoral student at Princeton University


  • Reverend Millicent Nash, Minister and President, Campbell County Training School
  • Dr. Wesley Wilson, President, Woodville School Foundation, Gloucester, Virginia, and Black schools in the south historian
  • Calvin Hopkins, Alumnus and President of Second Union (Rosenwald) School, Inc., Goochland, Virginia.

Part III: Restoring the Legacy: Applying the Tuskegee Model
Thursday, December 16, 2021 @ 6:30 PM

Moderator: Niya Bates, Public Historian and doctoral student at Princeton University


  • Dr. Kwesi Daniels, Head of Architecture Department, Tuskegee University
  • Justin Reid, Director of Community Initiatives, Virginia Humanities

To register: ammdpinegroveproject@gmail.com

For additional information, contact co-sponsors:
AMMD Pine Grove Project
Phone: 1.202.643.AMMD (2663)
Email: ammdpinegroveproject@gmail.com

African-American Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia
Email: info@blackhistorymuseum.org

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