In 1912 Julius Rosenwald, President of Sears, Roebuck and Company, established the Rosenwald Fund to assist in the community school construction of public schools of African American students in the South. The Julius Rosenwald Fund assisted local communities who raised additional funds. By the 1930s one in every five rural southern school for blacks had been constructed with aid from the Rosenwald Fund, a total of nearly five thousand schools throughout the South. The Hiram Rosenwald School opened in 1930 as the Hiram Colored School. It was the only Rosenwald School in Paulding County and, at that time, the only African-American school with a library in the county. The school operated from 1930 until 1955. Erected by the Georgia Historical Society, U.N.I.TE., and the Hiram Rosenwald School Preservation Committee.
Dedicated to the Preservation of Historical and Cultural Heritage
The Hiram Rosenwald School and Museum is located at
732 Hiram Douglasville Highway
Hiram, GA 30141