Burritt is currently building a replica Rosenwald Schoolhouse. Each school day, two classes of 4th graders will experience an early 1900s school day from the morning pledge of allegiance to class dismissal after a day spent studying reading, writing and arithmetic. Stay tuned for updates on the progress of the school building and details of the curriculum for this class.
Begun in 1912, Rosenwald schools were built through a partnership between Julius Rosenwald, a Jewish philanthropist and president of Sears, Roebuck & Co., and black educator Booker T. Washington, along with support from the local black and white communities. Between 1913 and 1932, nearly 5,000 new schools were built in 15 states and thousands of students received an education, learned trades and skills, and were awarded better opportunities as a result of this education.Learn More about the Schoolhouse