Farnham in Richmond County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Northern Neck Industrial Academy
Erected 2004 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number J-99.)
Location. 37° 51.366′ N, 76° 36.801′ W. Marker is in Farnham, Virginia, in Richmond County. Marker is at the intersection of History Land Highway (Virginia Route 3) and Farnham Creek Road (County Route 608), on the right when traveling east on History Land Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Farnham VA 22460, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cyrus Griffin’s Birthplace North Farnham Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Lancaster County / Richmond County (approx. 2.7 miles away); Bewdley (approx. 4.5 miles away); Trade Routes (approx. 5.8 miles away); Richmond County / Northumberland County (approx. 6.4 miles away); Birthplace of Washington’s Mother (approx. 6.7 miles away); The Rev. Paymus Nutt (approx. 7.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Farnham.
Also see . . . Between Church and State: Religion and Public Education in a Multicultural America. 1999 book by James W. Fraser. “[Lester F.] Russell has indicated one of the reasons for the strong support for church-based schooling in the black community: ‘The impetus on the part of the Black Baptist churches towards education was based on the desire of the leaders to refute the belief generally held that blacks were incapable of the mental development known to whites.’ Thus, education of the black rate was both a test and a challenge to black ministers. But proving black intellectual equality to the white world was only a part of the story. As [James] Anderson and others have convincingly demonstrated, literacy for its own sake was deeply important in the black community. [Evelyn Brooks] Higginbotham sums up: ‘There was little doubt in their minds that education stood second only to religion in enabling their survival and salvation in America.’ And in the hardest of times, before and after emancipation, the two were linked: black-controlled and black-taught schools were embedded within the black church.” (Submitted on October 24, 2009.)
Categories. • African Americans • Education •
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