On June 13, Congress took a big step towards establishing a national historical park that would honor the legacy of Julius Rosenwald and Rosenwald Schools. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Representative Danny Davis (D-IL) jointly introduced the Julius Rosenwald and Rosenwald Schools Study Act (H.R. 3250/S. 1863), which would require the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resources study of associated sites and craft a path forward to commemorate this vital part of our nation’s history.
The National Trust played an integral role in creating a national campaign to support these efforts. Stay tuned for more information and a way for you to get involved this summer. In the meantime, contact your members of Congress and ask them to support this new legislation.