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In early October I will be in Charleston, South Carolina for the annual conference of ASALH, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. The theme of this year’s conference is “Black Migrations.” I and other representatives of National Park Service sites will talk about how these sites tell the multiple stories of African Americans and their journeys to and within America. I will focus in particular on how recipients of Rosenwald Fund grants reflected the journeys and experiences of the Great Migration.

Tuesday, October 22 I will give a talk about Julius Rosenwald and the schools at Lesiure World in suburban Maryland. And November 14, in the evening, I will be part of a presentation in Potomac, Maryland about the proposed National Historic site. In January I will speak to a group from the American Association of University Women.

I like sharing this story with middle and high school classes as well as with Rosenwald school alumni.  Please let me know if you would like me to come and speak to your class , book group or alumni reunion. If you want to be in touch with me about a school visit, please use

Rosenwald, a documentary film by Aviva Kempner (in which I appear), has been showing around the country in movie theaters and at film festivals

My book is available on in hardback, paperback and electronic versions and at many bookstores.  And You Need a Schoolhouse has its own Facebook page which I update regularly so be sure to check in there.