Remembering educator Susie Wheeler

By Jamil Zainaldin Between 1917 and 1932, some 5,000 lovingly designed and constructed Rosenwald Schools were built for rural African American children throughout the South [see “Bearing [...]

Bearing witness: the Rosenwald Schools

By Jamil Zainaldin By 1917 the Reconstruction that was to have secured freedom and equal opportunity for 4.5 million former slaves in the South had vanished. In its place was the vision of a “New [...]

R-e-s-p-e-c-t—what August Wilson earns

By Jamil Zainaldin Love, honor, beauty, betrayal, duty. We know these as essences of life. They are also at the heart of the stories told in the poetry and plays of the great, late August Wilson [...]