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Appomattox in Appomattox County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Carver-Price School

Civil Rights in Education Heritage Trail

 

—Appomattox, Virginia - Appomattox County —

 
Carver-Price School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
1. Carver-Price School Marker
Inscription. In 1929-30 the Appomattox training school was built on this site with funds raised by Mozella Price, who served as Supervisor of Appomattox Counter Negro Schools from 1919 to 1963. It was a cinder block building, employing four teachers. At the urging of Mrs. Price, the building was extended and remodeled in 1950-51 to be more in line with Virginia's "separate but equal" provisions. The improved school was renamed the Carver-Price School in her honor in 1952.

The curriculum consisted of a strongly liberal arts core of trigonometry, math, English, biology, typing, French, and history, as well as a vocal curriculum that included home economics for girls and bricklaying, carpentry, and machine shop for boys. The school name changed again in 1970 to the Appomattox Intermediate School, when the county's schools were integrated. Later, consolidation made it the Appomattox Elementary School, where it housed grades 3-6.
 
Erected by Civil Rights in Education Heritage Trail®. (Marker Number 2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civil Rights in Education Heritage Trail marker series.
 
Location. 37° 21.622′ N, 78° 49.741′ W. Marker is in Appomattox, Virginia, in Appomattox County
Markers in Front of the Carver-Price School image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
2. Markers in Front of the Carver-Price School
. Marker is on Confederate Boulevard (U.S. 460), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located in front of the Carver-Price School building. Marker is in this post office area: Appomattox VA 24522, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Winonah Camp / Mozella Price Home (here, next to this marker); Appomattox County Units (approx. 0.3 miles away); Appomattox County Eternal Flame (approx. 0.3 miles away); Appomattox Court House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Custer's Third Brigade (approx. 0.4 miles away); Walker's Last Stand (approx. 0.4 miles away); Confederate Artillery Position (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle of Appomattox Station (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Appomattox.
 
More about this marker. On the upper right of the marker is a photo of the school, captioned, Used for educational purposes until 2002, the original building was expanded several times after this early photograph was taken. Below that photo is a photo of the vocational building, captioned, The vocational building was constructed around 1948, with bathrooms added a year later. On the left is a portrait of Mozella Jordan Price. On the lower right is a map of south-central Virginia showing other schools highlighted on the Civil Rights in Education Heritage Trail.
 
Also see . . .
Carver-Price School image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
3. Carver-Price School
The school now serves as a heritage museum.
 Carver-Price School. From the Virginia African-American Heritage website. (Submitted on April 21, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 650 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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