History in the Making

Books @ the Library on the Rosenwald Schools

The Stanly County Public Library recently purchased eight books that relate to the museum’s Rosenwald School exhibit.  Six books are aimed at adults and two books are for children.

The books are on display at the main branch and will be available for circulation beginning January 26th.

The titles are listed below:

Ascoli, Peter Max. Julius Rosenwald: The Man Who Built Sears, Roebuck and Advanced the Cause of Black Education in the American South. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006.

Deutsch, Stephanie. You Need a Schoolhouse: Booker T. Washington, Julius Rosenwald, and the Building of Schools for the Segregated South. Evanston, Ill: Northwestern University Press, 2011.

Hoffschwelle, Mary S. The Rosenwald Schools of the American South. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2006.

Anderson, James D. The Education of Blacks in the South, 1860-1935. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1988.

Thuesen, Sarah Caroline. Greater Than Equal: African American Struggles for Schools and Citizenship in North Carolina, 1919-1965. 2013.

Walker, Vanessa Siddle. Their Highest Potential: An African American School Community in the Segregated South. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1996.


Weatherford, Carole Boston, and R. Gregory Christie. Dear Mr. Rosenwald. New York: Scholastic Press, 2006.

Finkelstein, Norman H. Schools of Hope: How Julius Rosenwald Helped Change African American Education. 2014.