Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr - Chapters 24-25 Summary & Analysis

Ron Chernow
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Chapters 24-25 Summary and Analysis

In April 1901 a train full of millionaires, dubbed the Millionaire's Special, including Junior, tours the South, touring black colleges, most of which have been financed with money from the North. After a sheltered childhood, Junior craves involvement in helping social problems. The Rockefellers fund the Spelman Seminary in Atlanta. As a result of this trip, Rockefeller funds the General Education board which receives a perpetual federal charter for the promotion of education regardless of race, sex or creed. Junior is in charge of the project. Their first goals are to establish high schools. Its method is to stimulate public opinion and government action. There are eight hundred new black Southern high schools by 1910 as a result of the efforts of the GEB.

Another Rockefeller program in the South is to eradicate hookworm. There is also funding for medical schools...

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