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Warrenton in Fauquier County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rosenwald Schools in Fauquier

 
 
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By Jerry Klinger, August 3, 2019
1. Rosenwald Schools in Fauquier Marker
Inscription.  In 1912, Booker T. Washington, head of Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, asked Julius Rosenwald, a Jewish Philanthropist and President of Sears, Roebuck & Company, to serve on the board of directors at Tuskegee. Their unique partnership led to the creation of the Rosenwald Fund to support the education of African-American children in the rural South. The fund encouraged collaboration between the African American and White communities, providing seed monies for schools and requiring matching funds from the African American Community, or in-kind labor, and public funds towards construction. 382 Rosenwald schools were built in Virginia between 1917 and 1932. Eight such schools in Fauquier County offered a quality education to untold numbers of African-Americans. Crest Hill, Orleans, Routts Hill and Remington’s Piney Ridge were erected using a blue print for a one teacher classroom. Blackwelltown, Greenville and Rectortown’s No. 12 were built for two teachers and the County Training School, later named for Rosenwald, was a five-teacher type. Rosenwald was the County’s only Black high school ‘til students entered the newly erected Wm. C. Taylor High
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By Jerry Klinger, August 3, 2019
2. Rosenwald Schools in Fauquier Marker
School in 1952.
 
Erected 2019 by Afro-American Historical Association of Fauquier County, Town of Warrenton PArks and Recreation, Fauquier County School Board & GIS Department, Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and the Rosenwald Schools marker series.
 
Location. 38° 42.994′ N, 77° 47.601′ W. Marker is in Warrenton, Virginia, in Fauquier County. Marker is at the intersection of Alexandria Pike (Business U.S. 15/211) and North Street, on the right when traveling north on Alexandria Pike. Marker is located inside the fence line of Eva Walker Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Warrenton VA 20186, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Warrenton (approx. ¼ mile away); John Singleton Mosby (approx. ¼ mile away); Lafayette’s Stepping Stone (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Warrenton (approx. ¼ mile away); Executions in the Yard (approx. ¼ mile away); Norris Tavern / The Warren Green (approx. ¼ mile away); Brentmoor (approx. 0.3 miles away); Brentmoor: The Spilman-Mosby House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Warrenton.
 
More about this marker. The reverse side of the marker shows a map of Fauquier County with the locations of the Rosenwald Schools and photos of three of the schools.
 
Regarding Rosenwald Schools in Fauquier. Marker reflects the
Eva J. Walker Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Jerry Klinger
3. Eva J. Walker Memorial Park
In honor of
one with a "vision" for the community.
1934-1982
Land donated by the
Aaron H. Gerber Family
remarkable partnership of Dr. Booker T. Washington, the Black educator and President of Tuskegee University and Julius Rosenwald, the Jewish philanthropist and President of Sears and Roebuck. The partnership resulted in the creation of the Rosenwald Fund that placed the seed money and was central to the building of over 5,000 schools for Black American children in the 14 states of the South. 1/3 of all Black American children were given the opportunity for education and the possibility of a better tomorrow.

Rosenwald's and Washington's visions were not to simply give money but establish an environment of self-help and self-liberation through educational advancement.
 
Also see . . .
1. Julius Rosenwald. (Submitted on August 4, 2019, by Jerry Klinger of Boynton Beach, Florida.)
2. Julius Rosenwald, One Man's Philanthropic Legacy. (Submitted on August 4, 2019, by Jerry Klinger of Boynton Beach, Florida.)
3. Rosenwald Fund Schools (1912-1932). (Submitted on August 4, 2019, by Jerry Klinger of Boynton Beach, Florida.)
4. Rosenwald Schools. (Submitted on August 4, 2019, by Jerry Klinger of Boynton Beach, Florida.)
5. Rosenwald Fund. (Submitted on August 4, 2019, by Jerry Klinger of Boynton Beach, Florida.)
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 4, 2019, by Jerry Klinger of Boynton Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 173 times since then. Last updated on August 4, 2019, by Jerry Klinger of Boynton Beach, Florida. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 4, 2019, by Jerry Klinger of Boynton Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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