Stephanie Deutsch Bio

Stephanie Deutsch is the author of You Need a Schoolhouse, Booker T. Washington, Julius Rosenwald and the Building of Schools for the Segregated South, published by Northwestern University Press. Since the book came out in 2011 she has been a frequent speaker at Rosenwald school alumni events, at public and private schools, and at Q&A sessions after the documentary film “Rosenwald.”

She writes often for neighborhood newspapers and her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Millions blog. She is currently at work on a book about the men and women whose work was supported by Julius Rosenwald fellowships.

Stephanie lives in Washington, D.C. where, for twenty years, she has served as chairman of the grants committee of the Capitol Hill Community Foundation which raises and gives away $300,000 a year in small grants. She is married to retired television director David Deutsch; she is the mother of four grown children and grandmother to five little boys.