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Julius Rosenwald's generosity captured in new film

Julius Rosenwald's generosity captured in new film

In an age that exalts politicians and entertainers who can't stop telling us how wonderful they are, it is refreshing to honor a man who accomplished a lot without wanting his name on all of it. Julius Rosenwald, who never finished high school but rose to become president and co-owner of Sears, Roebuck and Co., didn't want his name on the store that he led to worldwide success. Rosenwald, who died in 1932, didn't want his name on Chicago's magnificent Museum of Science and Industry, although he funded and promoted it so much that many Chicagoans called it "the Rosenwald museum" anyway. He didn't want his name on his other edifices, including more than...

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