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Cape Charles in Northampton County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Cape Charles Colored School

 
 
Cape Charles Colored School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2012
1. Cape Charles Colored School Marker
Inscription. Constructed in 1928, this school opened about 1930 for African American children in Cape Charles during legalized segregation. The building was constructed with contributions from the local African American community, the State Literary Fund, and the Julius Rosenwald Fund, established in 1917 to build schools for African American students in the rural South. Staffed by three teachers and a principal/teacher, the school housed grades one through seven, and was a center for educational, social, and cultural events for the African American community. Under Principal Jesse L. Hare, the school closed in 1966 when Northampton County Schools were consolidated four years before their integration.
 
Erected 2010 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number WY-73.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Rosenwald Schools marker series.
 
Location. 37° 15.803′ N, 76° 0.557′ W. Marker is in Cape Charles, Virginia, in Northampton County. Marker is on Old Cape Charles Road (County Route 641), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cape Charles VA 23310, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Cape Charles Colored School Marker, looking east on Old Cape Charles Road image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2012
2. Cape Charles Colored School Marker, looking east on Old Cape Charles Road
flies. Cape Charles (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cape Charles to Little Creek (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Chesapeake Bay Impact Crater (approx. 0.8 miles away); Rails Overlooking the Chesapeake Bay (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Custis Tombs (approx. 2.4 miles away); Bacon's Rebellion (approx. 2.4 miles away); Mansion Site (approx. 2.4 miles away); Indians (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cape Charles.
 
Also see . . .  Ceremony to dedicate an historic marker , UTube. on the site of the Rosenwald elementary school for African American children in Cape Charles Virginia, (Submitted on December 28, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
Cape Charles Colored School Marker, pre dedication...to be on Sat, Nov 19, 2011 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2011
3. Cape Charles Colored School Marker, pre dedication...to be on Sat, Nov 19, 2011
Cape Charles Colored School Marker, along Old Cape Charles Road ( CR 641) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2011
4. Cape Charles Colored School Marker, along Old Cape Charles Road ( CR 641)
Cape Charles Colored School and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2011
5. Cape Charles Colored School and Marker
Cape Charles Colored School and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2012
6. Cape Charles Colored School and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 28, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 712 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 22, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3, 4, 5. submitted on December 28, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   6. submitted on October 22, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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