Ivy Barsky, NMAJH director and CEO, focused on this theme in her remarks as well, pointing specifically to the contributions of Julius Rosenwald. Former president and chairman of Sears, Roebuck and Company, Rosenwald helped build more than 5,000 schools for African American children in the South through the Rosenwald Fund. This year, Rosenwald will be inducted as the 19th member of the NMAJH’s Only in America Gallery/Hall of Fame.
Other speakers at the event also addressed the importance of faith-based organizations, as well as the contributions that Jewish-Americans have made to American society. They also urged the attendees at the event to participate in some way in the electoral process and in the convention.
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