...BRING YOUR FAMILY for a great evening of
"Old School Jams" on the 102 year old
Rosenwald School Grounds!
Click above for more info.
Celebrate the "Roots" of American music!!
MoTown, Jazz, Pop, Blues, Vaudeville and CountryN
Your support, participation, referral and contributions will help ensure the success of this event as we raise funds for the
Samuel Walker Houston Museum and Cultural Center and the Kittrell-Wilson Cemetery Restoration.
Directions to the Festival...
(Ignore Google Maps)
Take Highway 45 to Exit 118.
Turn to 75 south and merge east to FM2821
Turn left/north on Rosenwall Road (blinking ligjtat the new Huntsville Police Station) and drive 4 miles north, just past George Wilson Road, to Rosenwald Acres at 639 Rosenwall Road on your left.
Free entry at the gate and, you should be able to park on the grounds or on the east side of Roenwall Road and walk in.
Can't make it in person on April 22?
.... JOIN US VIA..
EARTH DAY FEST LIVE ZOOM
THE ZOOM LINK ON OUR WEBSITE
WILL GO LIVE at 3PM on APRIL 22, 2023...
EARTH DAY'S ZOOM STREAM IS SPONSORED BY
A Historic Perspective:
The Rosenwald Schools of Huntsville Texas:
100 years ago, a public school education was a just a dream for most children of color in the south. The Julius Rosenwald Fund financed over 5,000 schools in 15 states, enabeling the Houston / Kittrell / Wilson Family to educate the Black children of Huntsville and greater Walker County, Texas...
WHO WAS JULIUS ROSENWALD?
Julius Rosenwald, (1862-1932) was a Chicago businessman, philanthropist and part-owner of Sears, Roebuck and Company whose Jewish family fled persecution in Europe. Rosenwald believed all Americans deserve an education.
1912: He established the Rosenwald Fund for "the well-being of mankind” and collaborated with educator/former slave, Booker T. Washington and his Tuskegee Institute to build over 5,300 rural school buildings for African American children across the Jim Crow south.
...What is the importance of Rosenwald Schools on American Education?
Click below to see an episode of
"CBS This Morning":
"The Impact of Rosenwald schools on education and how they changed the lives of Black Americans."
Click above to see this
JUNE 2021 video on YouTube.
WHO WAS SAMUEL W. HOUSTON?
THE SAMUEL W. HOUSTON MUSEUM & CULTURAL CENTER...
“Perpetuating a Legacy of Education.”
(02/12/1864 - 11/19/1945)
This prolific educator was the cousin of Professor John Wesley Wilson (founder of Rosenwald Acres), nephew of Virginia Houston Wilson (founder of Friendship Baptist Church) and the son of Sam Houston's educated man-servant, Joshua Houston (Texas’ first Black County Commissioner).
After leaving Howard University (and 5 years in the Navy), Samuel returned to Huntsville TX, founded the Huntsville Times newspaper; and the Samuel W. Houston Industrial Training Institute (also Rosenwald funded).
In his lifetime, he served as the Field Secretary/Director of the Interracial Commission of Texas; was the Commissioner of Interracial Cooperation; and the County Superintendent for persons of color. Prof. Houston eventually was assigned to be the first principal of the HISD’s (aptly named) Samuel W. Houston High School, housed in the same building as the current Museum and Cultural Center.
MEDIA PARTNERS, VOLUNTEERS, SPONSORS AND VENDORS WELCOMED!
Sponsorships and donations of any amount are appreciated.
SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS...
Click link to visit the sponsor's website or social media page. (...as of March 22)