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VHS to host screening of “Rosenwald” as part of “Created Equal” film series next Thursday

The film, admission to which is free, explores the life of Julius Rosenwald, former chairman of Sears, Roebuck and Co.

Trevor Dickerson

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From the Virginia Historical Society:

The Created Equal Film Series in Honor of Grady W. Powell is in its third year at the Virginia Historical Society (VHS). The series focuses on themes related to civil rights, human rights, and social justice in American history.

Join us for a free screening of Rosenwald (2015, 97 minutes) on Thursday, September 1, at 6:00 p.m.The film tells the story of Julius Rosenwald, the son of Jewish immigrants who became the chairman of Sears, Roebuck and Co., and who eventually gave away his fortune—more than $63 million. This program is co-sponsored by the Weinstein Jewish Community Center.

Refreshments will be available at 6:00 p.m. The film begins at 6:30 p.m. A discussion will follow the film. Speakers include Rabbi Dennis Beck-Berman, from Petersburg’s Congregation Brith Achim, and Dr. Alyce Miller, Professor of History at John Tyler Community College.

This program is free and open to the public.

The Created Equal Film Series is hosted by the VHS in partnership with the Richmond Peace Education Center and supported in part by Diversity Richmond’s VHS Guy Kinman Research Award.

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Trevor Dickerson is the Editor and Co-Founder of RVAHub.