Activists Fight to Restore Historic Schools
Between 1917 and 1932, Julius Rosenwald, once president of Sears Roebuck & Company, began building schools for Black students in the south. There were once nearly 5,000 Rosenwald Schools, built to serve more than 700,000 Black children across the South. According to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, about 500 of the buildings survive today. Inside Edition Digital’s TC Newman has more on the fight to preserve these historic schools.