Berryville in Clarke County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Lucy Diggs Slowe
(4 Jul. 1883 – 21 Oct. 1837)
Erected 2017 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number J-43.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Education • Sports • Women. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities 🎓 series list.
Location. 39° 8.493′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Berryville VA 22611, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Milton Valley Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); The Schools of Josephine City (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Josephine City (approx. 0.4 miles away); Berryville (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Berryville (approx. 0.6 miles away); Benjamin Berry (approx. 0.6 miles away); Stewardship & Conservation (approx. 0.6 miles away); Josephine School Community Museum & The African-American Experience (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berryville.
Also see . . . Wikipedia Entry. “After earning her M.A. she returned to Washington, DC to teach. Because the District was run as part of the Federal government, African American teachers in the public schools were paid on the same scale as whites. The system attracted outstanding teachers, especially for Dunbar High School, the academic high school for African Americans. In 1919, the District of Columbia asked Lucy Slowe to create the first junior high school in its system for blacks and then appointed her principal. She led the school until 1922, creating the first integrated (Submitted on June 25, 2017.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 352 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 25, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.