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.)
Location. 39° 8.493′ N, 77° 58.709′ W. Marker is in Berryville, Virginia, in Clarke County. Marker is on Josephine Street east of South Church Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Berryville VA 22611, United States of America.
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 Josephine City (approx. 0.4 miles away); Berryville (approx. 0.6 miles away); Benjamin Berry (approx. 0.6 miles away); Clarke County Courthouse (approx. 0.7 miles away); Traveler Was Tethered on This Spot (approx. ¾ mile away); James Ireland (approx. 0.8 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 in-service training for junior high school teachers in the District.” (Submitted on June 25, 2017.)
Categories. • African Americans • Education • Notable Persons • Sports •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 25, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 77 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 25, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.