Newport News, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Jessie Menifield Rattley
Erected 2004 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W-78.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Civil Rights • Government & Politics • Women. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1951.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newport News VA 23607, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gregory Cherry (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); James A. Fields House (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named James A. Fields House (about 600 feet away); Crusader for Legal Justice (approx. 0.2 miles away); Newport News Pays Tribute (approx. Ό mile away); Ella Fitzgerald (approx. Ό mile away); Memorial Design & Concept (approx. Ό mile away); King Comes to Newport News (approx. Ό mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport News.
Also see . . .
1. Jessie Rattley - Black History - TimesDispatch.com. Jessie Menifield Rattley made history so often that her accomplishments could fill a book. (Submitted on May 25, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. The Library of Virginia - Working Out Her Destiny - Notable Virginia Women - Rattley. One of many Virginia women who responded to changed conditions and made new opportunities for community service and leadership during the final decades of the twentieth century, Jesse Menifield Rattley (1929–2001) (Submitted on May 25, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
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