Oglethorpe Rosenwald school
@ New Georgia Encyclopedia
DescriptionPhotograph of the Oglethorpe Rosenwald School in Oglethorpe, Georgia. School children are gathered in front of the simple white structure. Several children play on a slide, and a few children stand next to a bicycle.The Rural School Building Program of the Julius Rosenwald Fund provided financial grants for the construction of public schools for African Americans throughout the South. Between 1912 and 1932, contributions from the Rosenwald Fund helped to build 4,977 new schools for African Americans in fifteen southern states. In Georgia 242 schools were constructed with the aid of Rosenwald funds.