Education: Rosenwald Results

"Negro children may be smar," said the late famed Negro Booker T. Washington, "but the white people of the South compliment them too much when they think they can learn in four months as much as white children can in nine."

Twenty years ago, Julius Rosenwald got busy with the profits from his Sears Roebuck catalog. Since then, $4,000,000 of his money plus more than $4,000,000 from innumerable Negroes plus $1,000,000 from Southern whites plus $18,000,000 of public funds has built 5,357 Negro schoolhouses in 15 Southern States, thereby doubling the number of...