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Screening This WeekRosenwald, Aviva Kempner's documentary about how Chicago philanthropist Julius Rosenwald, the son of an immigrant peddler who rose to head Sears, partnered with Booker T. Washington to build 5,400 Southern schools in African American communities in the Jim Crow early 1900s during the Jim Crow era.
A clip of this film was shown last year as part of Historic Takoma's presentation on black schools. Rosenwald money funded the construction of a school for local black students at 120 Geneva Avenue (the current building replaces the original school burned down in 1956).
Avalon Theatre - Aug 31 and Sept 1-3
5612 Connecticut Avenue NW DC
Showtimes and Tickets
Old Greenbelt Theater
129 Centerway, Greenbelt, MD 20770
Aug 31 (5:30 pm), Sept 1 (8 pm, appearance by film-maker),
Sept 2 (5:30 pm), Sept 3 (8 pm)
Showtimes and Tickets
Another Tale of Takoma
Adventist Doctors Daniel and Lauretta Kress
by Diana KohnThe Seventh-day Adventists brought medical care to countries across the globe as part of their early missionary outreach. Takoma Park is home to one of those hospitals, which opened in 1907 on the banks of Sligo Creek, offering a unique brand of health care. Two of the pioneers behind both these efforts were the husband-and-wife doctors Daniel and Lauretta Kress. Of their 43 years as doctors and medical missionaries, 26 years were spent in Takoma Park.
Read the full story of how they became Adventists and their work as medical evangelists and doctors both abroad and in Takoma Park
Finding History Wherever Your Travels Take You.....
Summer is the time to get away. As you travel, we encourage you to see out the historical sites and stories of the places you visit. If the history of any particular place, near or far, strikes your fancy, tell us about it by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.