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Letter: A monument to Gloucester’s unity

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

Thank you, Gloucester County and to those beyond the county who assisted in this important effort of preserving and protecting Woodville School. The T.C. Walker, Woodville/Rosenwald School Foundation extends a heartfelt thanks to all those who contributed in whatever manner to this joint effort involved in enabling the foundation to purchase and continue the rehabilitation of this important historic property.

Julius Rosenwald, while CEO and Chairman of the Board of Sears, Roebuck, partnered with Booker T. Washington, president of the Tuskegee Institute; and later with Thomas Calhoun Walker of Gloucester, in a philanthropic effort directed toward the education of African American youth. The Rosenwald project’s goal was to build schools for these youth in the 13 southern states affected by the Civil War.

Rosenwald’s success at Sears, Roebuck and Company was rooted in a firm business model and his commitment to the Jewish concept of philanthropy, kn...

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