African-American Education in Westmoreland County

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Primarily known as the birthplace of three prominent and celebrated Americans, our nation's first and fifth presidents and the South's most revered general during the War between the States, Westmoreland County enjoys a fascinating and diverse history, one shaped by both the contributions of its white and black citizens. Like many Southern states, Virginia's Northern Neck did not legalize formal education for African Americans until 1870. From that date to 1958, black students studied in small "separate but equal" oneand two-room schoolhouses throughout the county and remainedsegregated until 1970. African-American Education in Westmoreland County is a unique study of the traditions, institutions, and people who were involved in teaching and educating the black population throughout the county. In this volume, with many never-before-published photographs, youwill take a visual journey through the area's past and visit the oneand two-room schoolhouses of Templemans, Potomac, and some of the smaller areas, such as Frog Hall and Mudbridge; and meet the dedicated and creative teachers and their students who studied and learned in this picturesque region nestled between the Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers.
ISBN: 9780738501451
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Virginia
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author and local historian Cassandra Burton has compiled a wonderful collection of images, stories, and lesson plans that celebrate Westmoreland County's schools and teachers, showing their heroic and successful efforts in bringing knowledge to the county's youths. African-American Education in Westmoreland County is a wonderful reading experience—one that any reader who is interested in discovering the history of this rural paradise and learning of its community's triumphant story will cherish.
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