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Manassas, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Jane Serepta Dean

 
 
Jane Serepta Dean Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 30, 2019
1. Jane Serepta Dean Marker
Inscription.  Despite being born into slavery in 1848 and without the benefit of a formal education, Jane "Jennie" Serepta Dean's vision changed the lives of countless area African Americans. While working as a domestic servant in Washington, she travelled home by train on weekends to train "her people" in life skills, establish Sunday Schools, and finally, to establish the Manassas Industrial School in 1893, mostly with funds she raised from prominent East Coast philanthropists. The school provided both academic and vocational training within a Christian setting on its 100-acre campus. The school allowed students to earn their tuition and board through its industries, and products they sold also supported the school. After Dean's death in 1913, the campus became a regional high school for African Americans in 1938, and was later home to an integrated high school, middle school, and elementary school.
 
Erected 2017 by Manassas Museum System, City of Manassas.
 
Location. 38° 44.792′ N, 77° 29.228′ W. Marker is in Manassas, Virginia
Jane Serepta Dean Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 30, 2019
2. Jane Serepta Dean Marker
. Marker is on Wellington Road 0.1 miles south of Prince William Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9601 Prince William Street, Manassas VA 20110, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charter Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); Jennie Dean / Charter Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); Manassas 1909 (within shouting distance of this marker); Hackley Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Carnegie Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Wartime Manassas (within shouting distance of this marker); The Manassas Industrial School / Jennie Dean Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Campus Model (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 30, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 38 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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