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Coverage for grant TT-271564-20

"The Rosenwald Schools of North Carolina" and "The Rosenwald Schools of South Carolina"
Tom Lassiter, Longleaf Productions

Grant details:

"Rosenwald Schools: Out of prejudice came triumph in NC" (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Jim Jenkins
Publication: The (Raleigh) News & Observer
Date: 2/22/2023
Abstract: Retired editor, editorial writer and columnist Jim Jenkins provided background on the Rosenwald School program and a preview of the documentary prior to a Feb. 23 screening and panel discussion at the N.C. Museum of History. The screening was attended by approximately 200 persons. On the panel with the filmmakers were Earl Ijames, curator of African American and Agricultural History at the museum; Ben Stewart, an alumnus of a Rosenwald School in Warren County, N.C.; and Dr. Arwin Smallwood, interim vice chancellor for undergraduate education and former head of the department of history and political science, North Carolina A&T State University. Similar screenings and panel discussions were held Feb. 4 at the High Point Museum; Feb. 18 at Elizabeth City State University; Feb. 21 at the Shepard-Pruden Library, Edenton, N.C.; and Feb. 24 at the Charlotte Museum of History. "Unlocking the Doors of Opportunity" aired on the PBS NC network several times in February 2023.

“Unlocking Doors of Opportunity” – North Carolina’s Rosenwald Schools Lecture (Media Coverage)
Author(s): North Carolina Museum of History
Publication: YouTube post by North Carolina Museum of History
Date: 2/18/2023
Abstract: Introduction by Earl Ijames, curator of African American and Agricultural History, prior to screening the film at the North Carolina Museum of History on Feb. 16, 2023. After the screening before an audience of approximately 200, a panel discussion took place featuring Dr. Arwin Smallwood of North Carolina A&T State University, Rosenwald School alumnus Ben Stewart, and the filmmakers.