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Contribution

“To ensure that the sacrifice of our ancestors is remembered and studied”

 

CAN WE COUNT ON YOUR SUPPORT?

From 1920 to 1935 African American families in the United States, many with little or no education, built over 5,000 schools throughout the South. Millions of children went from its classrooms into the world to become teachers, doctors, lawyers, scientists, business people and military leaders. It was a crusade that rivaled any crusade in human history. This was a crusade led by ordinary people in the rural communities across the south called Freedom Colonies.

Booker T. Washington
Julius Rosenwald

By the 21″ century it is little remembered the enormous faith these families had in themselves and their children in the face of racism, poverty, ignorance and government indifference to their plight decades after the end of slavery.

The Long Black Line.Org is a 501c3 organization dedicated to preserving the story of these families, their leaders, and their teachers. The Long Black Line.Org also preserves the memory of the founders of the school building movement Julius Rosenwald, the President of Sears & Roebuck and Booker T. Washington. They, in partnership with these mothers and fathers and their schools’ teachers, created a movement that demonstrated the power of community and what ordinary people are capable of.

The Long Black Line.Org is dedicated to the idea that the principles that are responsible for this generation of children stepping out of poverty and into success are the same principles for success that parents today hunger to find for their children who face unique obstacles in a modern world. These principles for success are timeless regardless of a child’s circumstances economically or socially.

 

Your support of The Long Black Line.Org will move forward the following activities:

  1. To fund and maintain online and other multimedia outlets to help capture the history and stories of the school movement as part of American History curricula in primary, secondary and upper schools across the United States.
  2. To organize and promote cultural activities through universities, art museums and cultural centers across the United States.
  3. In a partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation to identify and fund preservation of an estimated 500 school buildings across the United States in dire need of restoration.
  4. To fund restoration and preservation efforts for “Freedom Colonies” across the United States.
    The enclosed preview film The Long Black Line is an acknowledgement of your support of our efforts to preserve this history and to preserve the 500 remaining school buildings across the thirteen southern states. Your contribution automatically makes you a member of the Long Black Line Society and entitles you to our annual newsletter which keeps you up to date on our preservation and historical activities nationwide. Here are levels of participation you may consider. With each category we offer a range of items and activities designed to bring you closer to this important story. As a member of the society we will ask for your continued help in connecting people across this nation with the millions of stories we know exist and that need to be captured before that generation that lived this history are gone.



Individual

Contribution Levels For Your Consideration

CORE SUPPORTER – $30-$99 -COPY OF PREVIEW FILM THEĀ LONG BLACK LINE
-ANNUAL NEWSLETTER “THE LONG BLACK LINE SOCIETY”
(First newsletter projected June 2012).

LEGACY SUPPORTER
$100-$199 -PREVIEW FILM THE LONG BLACK LINE
-ANNUAL NEWSLETTER “THE LONG BLACK LINE SOCIETY”
-LONG BLACK LINE
-LONG BLACK LINE HISTORICAL FLYER

PARTNERS
$200-$499 -ALL IN PREVIOUS PACKAGE
-LONG BLACK LINE COFFEE MUG

HISTORIANS
$500-$999 -ALL IN PREVIOUS PACKAGE
-COMPLETED FILM TRILOGY, THE LONG BLACK LINE
(Completion expected mid 2013)
-LONG BLACK LINE 2012 CALENDAR, AN AMERICAN STORY

VISIONARY
$1000-$1999 -ALL IN PREVIOUS PACKAGE
-TWO NIGHT STAY AT HISTORICAL WFUGHT BROTHERS RANCH WITH ENTERTAINMENT PACKAGE (CALL FOR DETAILS)

FELLOWS
$2000+ -ALL IN PREVIOUS PACKAGE
-QUARTERLY UPDATES AND SPECIAL INVITATIONS (CALL FOR DETAILS)
-REGISTRATION PAID FOR ALL LONG BLACK LINE CONFERENCES AND EVENTS FOR 2012/2013

Thank you in advance for you generous support. We at The Long Black Line.Org along with our growing list of partners in this effort welcome you to this wonderful history and life affirming tribute to the American dream.

 

Institution

Contribution Levels For Your Consideration

CORPORATE SPONSOR
-COPY OF PREVLEW FILM THE LONG BLACK LINE
-ANNUAL NEWSLETTER “THE LONG BLACK LINE SOCIETY (First newsletter projected June 2012).
-LONG BLACK LINE GIFT SET (10) (COFFEE MUGS, CALENDERS, PENCILS, SHIRTS)
-LONG BLACK LINE HISTORICAL PRINT (10)
-TWO NIGHT STAY AT HISTORICAL WRIGHT BROTHERS RANCH TO INCLUDE THE LBL TOUR
-REGISTRATION FOR ALL LONG BLACK LINE CONFERENCES (FOR FIVE YEARS)

INSTITUTIONAL SPONSOR
50,000 +
- ALL CORPORATE SPONSOR BENEFITS
-UNDERWRITING CREDITS FOR ALL PUBLIC TELEVISION BROADCASTING
-SPONSORSHIP CREDITS FOR ALL LONG BLACK LINE EVENTS