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New film focuses on local leader who make waves in Civil Rights Movement

Julius Rosenwald is a name that thousands of African Americans who grew up in the Jim Crow South would remember with great fondness. The Chicago business man and philanthropist used his personal wealth and resources to build more than 5,300 schools just for them. That’s just one of the many accomplishments of the Chicago business man and philanthropist that’s highlighted in a new documentary. Filmmaker Aviva Kempner interviewed people who not only felt the impact of Rosenwald’s work and legacy...but knew him on a more personal level; like his grandson Peter Ascoli.

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