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  • Amos J Wright
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      From: H-NET List for Southern History [mailto:H-SOUTH@...]On
      Behalf Of kris durocher wilson
      Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2005 12:00 PM
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      Subject: Sumposium on Jewish Life in the South, Feb. 24-25

      From: "Randy Patton" <rpatton@...>
      Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2005 10:49:38 -0500
      Subject: Sumposium on Jewish Life in the South, Feb. 24-25

      [Apologies for being late getting this announcement out. There is
      time for folks to register via phone or e-mail; see information below
      for details. Randy Patton]


      Business Leadership and Philanthropy

      SPONSORED BY: Kennesaw State University's Center for Regional
      History & Culture and the Atlanta History Center

      This project is supported by the Georgia Humanities Council and the
      National Endowment for the Humanities and through appropriations from
      the Georgia General Assembly. The symposium is also supported by the
      KSU Foundation.

      February 24-25, 2005
      Room 400, KSU Center on Busbee Drive1

      The symposium is free and open to the public. Registration deadline:
      February 22.

      Thursday evening, February 24, 2005

      7:00 P.M. Welcome, Dr. Wesley K. Wicker, Interim Vice President
      for University Advancement.

      7:15 P.M. Ms. Jeanne Cyriaque, coordinator of African American
      Programs, Georgia Division of Historic Preservation, "Some Are Still
      Standing: Georgia's Surviving Rosenwald Schools." [The Julius
      Rosenwald Fund provided seed money for the construction of thousands of
      African American schools during the early part of the 20th century.]

      7:45 P.M. Dr. Susie Wheeler, former student at the Noble Hill
      Rosenwald School in Cassville, Ga., retired Curriculum Director for
      Bartow County Schools, "History of the Noble Hill School and the Noble
      Hill-Wheeler Memorial Center."

      8:15 P.M. Ms. Alice Rosenwald, J.R.'s granddaughter and director
      of the William Rosenwald Family Fund and the Alice Rosenwald
      "Julius Rosenwald As a Trendsetter and How His Philanthropy Relates to

      8:35 P.M. Dr. Peter Ascoli, J.R.'s grandson and author of the
      forthcoming, JR: A Biography of Julius Rosenwald , "Julius Rosenwald
      - The Man and His Philanthropy."

      Friday, February 25, 2005

      9:00 A.M. Welcome, Dr. Howard Shealy, Chair, Department of History
      & Philosophy.

      9:15 A.M. Dr. Mark K. Bauman, editor, Southern Jewish History, the
      journal of the Southern Jewish Historical Society, "Self Help and
      Filling Niches: The Road to Economic Success for Jews in the South."

      9:45 A.M. Ms. Wendy Lowe Besmann, author of A Separate Circle:
      Jewish Life in Knoxville, Tennessee, "The Merchants of Knoxville:
      Competition, Cooperation, and Philanthropy in a Small Jewish

      10:15 A.M. Break.

      10:30 A.M. Dr. Susan Glisson, director of William Winter Institute
      for Racial Reconciliation at the University of Mississippi, "Building
      Coalitions in a Post-Civil Rights Era."

      11:00 A.M. Dr. Don E. Carleton, director of the Center for American
      History at the University of Texas, Austin, and J. R. Parten Chair in
      the Archives of American History, " 'Being Rapoport': Oral
      History and Autobiography."

      11:30 A.M. Panel of Morning Speakers.

      12:00 noon Lunch provided by the Kennesaw State University

      12:30 P.M. Panel of prominent northwest Georgia philanthropists,
      moderated by Dr. Timothy S. Mescon, Dean of KSU's Coles College of
      Howard Halpern (President of Buckhead Beef)
      Michael Kay (President and CEO of Sky Chefs)
      Clyde Rodbell (President and CEO of Apex Supply Co.)
      Steve Selig (Pres. and Chairman of the Board of Selig Enterprises).

      1:30 P.M. End of formal program. Attendees will be encouraged to
      stay and tour the Anne Frank exhibit. For interested participants, we
      will also arrange a Friday afternoon trip to the Nobel Hill Rosenwald
      School in Cassville, Georgia, about 30 miles from campus. For more
      information, please call Dr. Thomas A. Scott at tscott@... or
      770-423-6254 or 404-421-8319.

      Registration Information

      Thursday, 24 February & Friday, 25 February 2005
      KSU CENTER, ROOM 400
      Kennesaw State University


      Name: ______________________________________________

      Address: ____________________________________________


      Phone Number: ______________________________________

      E-mail address: ______________________________________

      Check all that apply:
      I plan to attend on Thursday evening ____

      I plan to attend on Friday morning _____

      I plan to be present for lunch and for
      the panel following lunch _____

      I would like to tour the Anne Frank
      exhibit following the symposium _____

      I would like to visit Noble Hill on Friday
      afternoon following the symposium _____

      Please submit to tscott@... or FAX to 770-423-6432 or mail to
      Dr. Thomas A. Scott, Director
      Center for Regional History & Culture
      Department of History & Philosophy #1806
      1000 Chastain Road
      Kennesaw, GA 30144

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