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In 1912, Booker T. Washington of the Tuskegee Institute and Julius Rosenwald, philanthropist and president of Sears Roebuck, built state-of-the art schools for African-American children across the South. The effort has been called the most important initiative to advance black education in the early 20th century. At its height, there were some 5300 Rosenwald schools in 15 states that educated more than 600,000 African American children. Join hosts Tom Price and Jo Ann McClellan with special guest Dr. Mary Hoffschwelle, professor of history at Middle Tennessee State University.