“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
White Marsh in Gloucester County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

United Negro College Fund

United Negro College Fund Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Laura Troy, October 13, 2007
1. United Negro College Fund Marker
Inscription.  Dr. Frederick D. Patterson founded the United Negro College Fund in 1944. He and the presidents of the member colleges of the Fund began meeting in 1946 at Holly Knoll, the retirement home of the late Robert Russa Moton. Patterson had established Holly Knoll Associates in 1945 to serve as a conference center for black educators. Their meetings contributed to the growth and reputation of the United Negro College Fund, which aids more than 40 historically black colleges, and provides student scholarships and “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”
Erected 1993 by Department of Histroic Resources. (Marker Number NW-13.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1944.
Location. 37° 20.722′ N, 76° 31.36′ W. Marker is in White Marsh, Virginia, in Gloucester County. Marker is on George Washington Memorial Highway (U.S. 17) south of Hickory Fork Road, on
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the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5153 George Washington Memorial Hwy, Hayes VA 23072, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert Russa Moton (here, next to this marker); Dr. Walter Reed’s Birthplace (a few steps from this marker); Rosewell and Werowocomoco (within shouting distance of this marker); Fairfield (within shouting distance of this marker); Rosewell (within shouting distance of this marker); Warner Hall (approx. 0.9 miles away); Governor John Page (approx. 0.9 miles away); Abingdon Church (approx. 0.9 miles away).
More about this marker. This Marker sits with NW-12
Credits. This page was last revised on June 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,137 times since then and 51 times this year. Last updated on February 18, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. Photo   1. submitted on October 14, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 26, 2023