[Ads-l] descendant:benefactor::ancestor:beneficiary?

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Fri Aug 28 23:25:05 UTC 2015


In a review by Peter Keough in the Boston Globe today of the movie "Rosenwald", about Julius Rosenwald (1862--1932), long-time owner of Sears Roebuck, founder of the Rosenwald Fund, a believer in social justice and racial equality, and a mensch:

"But it's hard to complain when they [the talking heads in this documentary] include people like the novelist Maya Angelou, the poet Rita Dove, Democratic congressman John Lewis, and the late icon of the civil rights movement Julian Bond.  All benefactors in some way of Rosenwald's largesse."

At this instant the online article has the same.


Joel


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