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Edwin Rogers Embree : the Julius Rosenwald Fund, foundation philanthropy, and American race relations /

Alfred Perkins.

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Main Author: Perkins, Alfred
Published: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2011.
Series: Philanthropic and nonprofit studies.
Topics: Philanthropists - United States - Biography. | Endowments - United States - History - 20th century. | African Americans - Social conditions - To 1964. | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY - Social Scientists & Psychologists. | SOCIAL SCIENCE - Philanthropy & Charity. | Social Welfare & Social Work. | Social Sciences. | Social Welfare & Social Work - General. | Rockefeller Foundation - Biography. | Julius Rosenwald Fund - Biography. | Embree, Edwin R. (Edwin Rogers), 1883-1950. | Embree, Edwin R. (Edwin Rogers), 1883-1950 - Political and social views.
Regions: Chicago (Ill.) - Race relations - History - 20th century. | United States - Race relations - History - 20th century. | Illinois - Chicago. | United States.
Genres: Biography. | History.
Online Access: Connect to eBook (Available to people from CARLI member institutions.)
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Main Author: Perkins, Alfred, 1936-
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 363 pages) : illustrations
Includes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9780253000866 (electronic bk.)
0253000866 (electronic bk.)

Summary: One of the most influential philanthropists of the early 20th century, Edwin Rogers Embree was the scion of generations of abolitionists and integrationists. He ably served the Rockefeller Foundation and when Julius Rosenwald created a foundation for his philanthropic activity, he called on Embree to be its head. The Rosenwald Fund is best known for constructing more than 5,300 schools for rural black communities in the South. In the 1940s, Embree became more personally engaged with race relations in the U.S. He chaired Chicago's Commission on Race Relations, helped create Roosevelt College, and was co-founder of the American Council on Race Relations. Late in life, Embree was president of the Liberian Foundation, devoted to improving health and education in Africa's oldest republic.

More Details for: Edwin Rogers Embree : the Julius Rosenwa