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Nathaniel Turner

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« on: July 17, 2009, 01:46:19 am »

There were great gains in education, with the majority of southern blacks achieving literacy by 1900, and 30,000 teachers having been put to work in the South.[21] The needs continued to be great, and the black community continued to reach for education after the turn of the 20th century. Agricultural depression, crop failures and segregation meant there was little money for states to spend, and they consistently underfunded black education and services. Concerned about consistent underfunding of rural black schools in the South, Julius Rosenwald partnered with Dr. Booker T. Washington of Tuskegee University to develop a program of matching funds to stimulate community cooperation in building and maintaining new schools. In the 1920s and 1930s, more than 5,000 schools were built with assistance from the Rosenwald Fund. Other wealthy philanthropists such as Henry H. Rogers, Andrew Carnegie, and George Eastman also contributed to historically black colleges and other education initiatives in these early decades. Each of the men had risen from modest roots to become wealthy.
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