The Julius Rosenwald & Rosenwald Schools Study Act passed the House and Senate in December 2020. The bill was conveyed to the president for his signature on January 1, 2021 and signed into law on January 13th of this year. Public Law No. 116-336 authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to “conduct a special resource study of the sites associated with the life and legacy of the noted American philanthropist and business executive Julius Rosenwald, with a special focus on the Rosenwald Schools…” The National Park Service (NPS) is expected to launch their study in October 2021.
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A Julius Rosenwald and Rosenwald Schools National Historical Park would recognize an important legacy of philanthropy and social justice and be the first national park honoring a Jewish American.READ MORE
NPCA supports this legislation to require the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of the sites associated with the life and legacy of the noted American philanthropist and business executive Julius Rosenwald, with a special focus on the Rosenwald Schools.Read More
Why I am working to help establish a national park site to preserve Julius Rosenwald’s legacy — the first national park site that will honor a Jewish American.Read the Article
Julius Rosenwald's legacy and the thousands of schoolhouses he helped construct are an important part of our country’s history, and must never be forgotten.Read More
The Campaign seeks to promote the establishment of a multi-site National Park celebrating the life and legacy of Julius Rosenwald, the son of Jewish immigrants who, after achieving great wealth leading Sears, Roebuck and Company, became a visionary philanthropist.Read More