Sears Crosstown in Mem­phis: From Cat­a­logues to a Concourse

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September 1, 2021

This is is the sto­ry of how Julius Rosen­wald made Sears Roe­buck and Com­pa­ny the largest and most suc­cess­ful retail estab­lish­ment in the world. It is also the sto­ry of his work as a phil­an­thropist and edu­ca­tor who over the course of his life gave over $60 mil­lion to Jew­ish caus­es in his beloved Chica­go and to the cause of edu­cat­ing young African Amer­i­can men and women in the south. His Rosen­wald Schools pro­vid­ed out­stand­ing edu­ca­tion to over 600,000 stu­dents in een south­ern states dur­ing a time when they were denied equal edu­ca­tion. Among grad­u­ates of the Rosen­wald Schools were Maya Angelou and Rep­re­sen­ta­tive John Lewis.

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