Movie Night with Congressman Hill

At 6:00 PM CT, on Monday, March 7, 2016, at the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) College of Business Lobby and Auditorium, Congressman French Hill (AR-02) will host a screening of the documentary film “Rosenwald.” The film is about Jewish-American philanthropist Julius Rosenwald, and his contributions to educating African-Americans in the South during the period of segregation.

Arkansas was one of only 15 states receiving support from the Rosenwald Fund and, in total, received $300,000, enabling the construction of 389 schools in 45 counties across Arkansas. Of these Rosenwald Schools in Arkansas, only 18 still stand, including one along Highway 60 in Bigelow.

Last month, Congressman Hill gave a speech on the Floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on the historic significance of the Rosenwald Schools throughout Arkansas. The Rosenwald schools contributed to the education of thousands of African American students across the American South, including notable figures like Arkansas poet Maya Angelou and Congressman John Lewis.

The following event is open to the press:

Who: Congressman French Hill
What: Screening of “Rosenwald”
When: 6:00 PM CT, Monday, March 7, 2016
Where: UCA, College of Business Lobby and Auditorium, Room 107, 201 Donaghey Ave, Conway, AR