Known as the “mother of Black Lutheranism in central Alabama” and a strong advocate of education for rural children, Wilcox County native Rosa Young was instrumental in founding and promoting the development of Lutheran schools and congregations in Alabama’s Black Belt. In 1912 she established a private school in her hometown of Rosebud—the Rosebud Literary and Industrial School. She was honored by the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod for her dedicated service with an honorary doctorate from Concordia Theological Seminary in 1961.

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Encyclopedia of Alabama