LUNCHTIME TALK AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WITH PETER ASCOLI, A’LELIA BUNDLES AND AVIVA KEMPNER

Peter Ascoli, Julius Rosenwald biographer, in conversation with journalist A’Lelia Bundles and filmmaker Aviva Kempner (The Rosenwald Schools) about Julius Rosenwald ‘s support for the building of African American YMCAs throughout America, with the help of Madame CJ Walker, an early twentieth century entrepreneur, philanthropist, arts patron and activist.

peter-ascoliPeter Ascoli is grandson and biographer of Julius Rosenwald and the author of Julius Rosenwald: The Man Who Made Sears, Roebuck and Advanced the cause of Black Education in the American South.

 

 

 

aleilabundlesA’Lelia Bundles, journalist, is the author of three books about her great-great-grandmother, including On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker She is chairman of the board of the National Archives Foundation and a Columbia University trustee.

A’Lelia was a network television news executive and producer for thirty years at NBC News and then at ABC News, where she was Washington, DC Deputy Bureau Chief and later Director of Talent Development.

 

Aviva-KempnerAviva Kempner’s career goal is to make films about under-known Jewish heroes. She produced and conceived Partisans of Vilna, wrote, produced and directed the critically acclaimedYoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg. Kempner directed, wrote and produced the Emmy nominated and Peabody awarded The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg and its new DVD version.

Kempner was the recipient of the 2009 San Francisco Jewish Film Festival’s Freedom of Expression Award and the 2011 Washington Jewish Film Festival’s Visionary Award, DC Mayor’s Art Award, and Women of Vision award.

She is a voting rights advocate for the District of Columbia.

Dates & Tickets

Tuesday, February 24, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Library of Congress, Law Library
Room LM 240
101 Independence Ave. SE
James Madison Building
Washington, DC

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