Sharing the Past → Shaping the Future

national conference bannerWondering why the title of the National Rosenwald Schools Conference is Sharing the Past → Shaping the Future?

Survey results of Rosenwald alumni and enthusiasts revealed a desire to learn more about the Rosenwald School program history. Of equal interest was an appeal for more information and tools for rehabilitating Rosenwald Schools, as well as, gain knowledge to communicate the Rosenwald School story to younger generations. That is how Sharing the Past → Shaping the Future originated–from you.

The 2015 National Rosenwald Schools Conference takes place June 17-20, 2015, in Durham, NC. 

Here is a snapshot of what the Rosenwald history devotee can expect. Sessions led by representatives of the Washington and Rosenwald families, new Rosenwald revelations related to migration, health, library services, and Rosenwald schools on plantations. You can also take a closer look at Jeanes teachers, the South’s Equalization Schools and North Carolina’s own N.C. Newbold, who helped shape the Rosenwald School program in that state.

Are you starting, in the middle of, or have you completed a Rosenwald school rehabilitation? Get the know-how to move forward where ever you are in a project by attending sessions such as: Restoring your Rosenwald School; A Road Map to Success, Understanding your Buildings Needs, Practical Care and Maintenance of your Rosenwald School, Basic Window Repair and Successful Rehabilitation Strategies.

Sharing the Past and Shaping the Future
Durham, NC * June 17-19
Click here for the conference schedule at a glance.
Click here for the session schedule.

Conference Registration
Fees include admission to the welcoming and closing plenary sessions, welcoming reception, education & poster sessions, documentaries and discussions, and the Rosenwald Resource Room. Registration also includes a Rosenwald School conference commemorative T-shirt.

Early Bird: $275 until 5/31/2015
Onsite: $325 if space is available

STUDENT – $125 (full-time student with current student ID)
YOUTH – $80 (17 years old and under)

Special ticketed events include bus tours before, during and after the conference. The special ticketed events have a separate fee, limited space and are filled on a first come, first served basis. Click here for more details about these ticketed events. We encourage you to purchase special ticketed events at the time you register. Don’t miss these once in a lifetime experiences.

Russell School Starlight Jazz Soiree — Friday, June 19 (6:30-9:30PM)
Tickets for the Jazz Soiree must be purchased through the Friends of the Russell School: call 631-800-3487 or click here for online ticket purchase. Conference registrants purchasing tickets to the Summer Starlight Jazz Soiree receive a $5 discount until June 5th. Use the following code: ROSENWALD2015

National Rosenwald Schools Conference
Wednesday, June 17 – Friday, June 19, 2015
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