This inspiring lesson combines video with handouts to teach students about schools that African American communities helped to construct during the segregation era. Did you know that between 1912 and 1932 southern African American communities paid their taxes, then raised additional money to build 4,977 schools for their children? They did so in partnership with the Rosenwald Fund, originated by philanthropist Julius Rosenwald. This lesson is appropriate for grades 5-12 and includes video by Claudia Stack, who has presented films and talks at National Trust for Historic Preservation conferences, schools, colleges, libraries and other venues. Purchasing this lesson allows access to streaming video, a detailed lesson plan with background information for the teacher, and an informative student handout and note-taking template.