Near Reedville in Northumberland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Julius Rosenwald High School
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number O-61.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Rosenwald Schools marker series.
Location. 37° 51.528′ N, 76° 16.895′ W. Marker is near Reedville, Virginia, in Northumberland County. Marker is on Northumberland Highway (U.S. 360) just east of Old Bethany Road (County Route 703), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Reedville VA 22539, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Reedville (approx. 0.6 The War of 1812 / African Americans in the War of 1812 (approx. 1.2 miles away); Indian Prisoners Abandoned on Tangier Island (approx. 1.2 miles away); Morris-Fisher Stack (approx. 1.8 miles away); Shiloh School (approx. 6.8 miles away); Jessie Ball duPont (approx. 8.3 miles away); Hughlett Point Natural Area Preserve (approx. 8.3 miles away); Morattico Baptist Church (approx. 8½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reedville.
Regarding Julius Rosenwald High School. This school was specifically renamed for Mr. Rosenwald (b.1862 d.1932). “A Rosenwald School was the name informally applied to over five thousand schools, shops, and teachers’ homes in the United States which were built primarily for the education of African-Americans in the early twentieth century. The need arose from the chronic underfunding of public education for African-American children in the South, who were required to attend segregated schools. Julius Rosenwald, an American clothier who became part-owner and president of Sears,
Categories. • African Americans • Education •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 3, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,703 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 3, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 4. submitted on July 26, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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