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Author Perkins, Alfred, 1936-

Title Edwin Rogers Embree [electronic resource] : the Julius Rosenwald Fund, foundation philanthropy, and American race relations / Alfred Perkins.

Imprint Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2011.

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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 363 pages) : illustrations.
Series Philanthropic & nonprofit studies
Philanthropic and nonprofit studies.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Frontier outposts, singular village, prestigious university -- Learning philanthropy : from apprentice to master craftsman -- Someone to keep Julius Rosenwald straight -- Southern initiatives, asset collapse, transformation -- Character to cope with disagreement -- Toward "full democracy" -- On the national stage -- Celebrations, proclamations, tributes.
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.
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Subject Embree, Edwin R. (Edwin Rogers), 1883-1950.
Embree, Edwin R. (Edwin Rogers), 1883-1950 -- Political and social views.
Rockefeller Foundation -- Biography.
Julius Rosenwald Fund -- Biography.
Embree, Edwin R., 1883-1950 (Embree, Edwin Rogers) -- Political and social views.
Rockefeller Foundation -- Biography -- Biography.
Julius Rosenwald Fund -- Biography -- Biography.
Embree, Edwin R. (Edwin Rogers), 1883-1950.
Julius Rosenwald Fund.
Rockefeller Foundation.
Philanthropists -- United States -- Biography.
Endowments -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Social conditions -- To 1964.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
Chronological Term To 1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Perkins, Alfred, 1936- Edwin Rogers Embree. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2011 9780253356048 (DLC) 2010036733 (OCoLC)641506669
ISBN 9780253000866 (electronic bk.)
0253000866 (electronic bk.)