Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

Rosenwald Schools Update

Rosenwald Schools Update

The Commission is involved in attempting to preserve the Siloam Rosenwald School, located near UNCC.  Rosenwald Schools are extremely important in African American history.  Julius Rosenwald, head of Sears Roebuck & Co., joined with the Booker T. Washington in developing plans for new schools for African American children in the South.  The Siloam Rosenwald School is suffering from neglect.  The owners have yet to demonstrate a commitment to its preservation.  Click for Video.