Essay on John D. Rockefeller
There were two specific colleges that Rockefeller donated vast sums of money to, the University of Chicago and Speiman College. The University of Chicago became a major college largely because of Rockefeller’s contributions that, by 1932 totaled at around 75,000,000 dollars (Poole 2000). Speiman College is a college for African-American women which had it’s name changed to what it is called currently after relatives of Rockefeller who were abolitionists (Spencer 2006). One of the most notable staff members who taught at Speiman was Howard Zinn who he himself went on to do great things for the country as well. These two Baptist colleges, along with many others, wouldn’t have become as large as they are today if it weren’t for the contributions by Rockefeller and now these colleges shape the minds of many young Americans every year.
Rockefeller not only used his philanthropies on his church, but also with general education and medicine. He dedicated a considerable amount of his money to the needs of the general public through donations to public institutions and charities. Due to his donations, both the fields of medicine and education have been revolutionized.
The General Education Board was quite possibly Rockefeller’s biggest achievement in