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Teacher Scholarships to National Rosenwald Conference at Tuskegee University

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  • A.J. Wright
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    Message 1 of 1 , May 24, 2012

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      Calling all Teachers!
      We recently received notice of the following opportunity for Alabama teachers and are sharing it below.

      Rosenwald Schools Conference
      Teacher Scholarships Available
      Join us to celebrate the legacy and future of a monumental educational movement Rosenwald Schools!
      Full registration* scholarships are available for teachers
      (K-12) for 100 Years of Pride, Progress and Preservation: the National Rosenwald Schools Conference, June 14-16, 2012, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama.
      The Rosenwald School building program is recognized as one of the most important partnerships to advance African-American education in the South in the early 20th century. At that time, most public schools for African-American children in the South were dilapidated structures with makeshift desks and benches. A strategic partnership between renowned African-American educator Booker T. Washington and Julius Rosenwald, philanthropist and CEO of Sears, Roebuck and Co., helped to address some of these inequities and changed the country's educational landscape. Together, they built more than 5,300 schools in 15 southern states, almost 400 in Alabama.
      Launched in Tuskegee and located in almost every county in the South, these schools were often the only educational opportunities available to African Americans. The impact of these schools improved the lives of African Americans by providing the tools needed to be successful in life. It helped many families move into the middle class and the upper class.
      • Want to learn how this program shaped Alabama's history?
      • Want to learn what you can do to build on this legacy of educational excellence?
      Join us on June 14-16, 2012 in Tuskegee where it all began for the National Conference on Rosenwald Schools.
      This conference will attract alumni groups, scholars, preservationists and others who are reusing these buildings for community development. Go to www.rosenwaldschools.com to view the complete program.
      Full registration covers all educational sessions, opening and closing plenary sessions, documentaries and discussions, posters sessions, Thursday night reception at Tuskegee Airmen Museum-Moton Field and Friday night dinner and reunion at Tuskegee University  
      Criteria: You must be currently teaching at a K-12  school in Alabama. Scholarship recipients are required to attend the full three day conference. You will receive a certificate of attendance.
      To Apply:
      • Send your name, address (including county), daytime phone number, email, name of school where you teach, grade and subject you teach, and how long you have been teaching.
      • You must submit an essay, in 150 words or less, a response to the following:
        • Tell us how you will utilize the information provided at the conference?
        • How will your school or community benefit from your attendance at the National Rosenwald Schools Conference?
      Email all scholarship correspondence to: katherine_carey@...
      Telephone:  (843) 722-8552
      For inquiries, contact:
      Dorothy Walker, Alabama Historical Commission
      Telephone:  (334) 230-2665
      Limited number of scholarships available. Deadline June 1, 2012.
      Scholarships are made available through the generous support of the  Alabama Humanities Foundation.
      Alabama Department of Archives and History | 624 Washington Avenue | P.O. Box 300100 | Montgomery | AL | 36130-0100

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