African-American Schools During The Segregated Era

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Venue
Chesterfield County Museum
Address
6813 Mimms Loop
Chester, VA 23832
Region Central Virginia
Locality Chesterfield
Date(s)/Time:
Saturday, February 01, 2014 - Saturday, May 31, 2014
Phone: (804) 768-7311
Website www.petersburgarea.org/Index.aspx

Opening on Saturday February 1, and running through Saturday May 31, this exhibit will feature the story of segregated schoolhouses throughout Chesterfield built to accommodate children of African-American descent. The exhibit will include six Chesterfield schools built with the support of the Rosenwald Fund--the collaboration between Booker T. Washington and Julius Rosenwald that led to the building of 5,000 schoolhouses in 15 Southern states.

The exhibit will present video recordings of former students as well as photos and artifacts loaned by local families, which include former students and school staff.

Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 pm. Saturday.

Suggeseted admission is $2.



Admission Fee: $2

Last Updated: 1/10/2014 4:06 PM
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