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"Freedom, my friends, does not come from the clouds...it does not come without great efforts and great sacrifices: all who love liberty have to labor for it."
Julius Rosenwald was born on August 12, 1862, in Springfield, Illinois, to Jewish parents who immigrated to the United States from Germany. Leaving school at age seventeen, he headed to New York where he worked in a cousin's store selling men's clothing. Six years later, he returned to Illinois where he opened his own men's clothing store in Chicago. He had good business sense, and soon befriended two young men, Richard Sears and Alvah Roebuck, who were not