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Virginia Estelle Randolph

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, December 10, 2009
1. Virginia Estelle Randolph Marker
Inscription. The daughter of parents born in slavery, Virginia Randolph (1874-1958) taught in a one-room schoolhouse beginning in 1892. A gifted teacher, she became in 1908 the nation's first Jeanes Supervising Industrial Teacher, a position sponsored by the Anna T. Jeanes Fund of Philadelphia for black Southern education. Randolph developed the Henrico Plan, teaching both traditional subjects and vocational skills. Henrico County named two schools in her honor here in 1915 and 1957. In 1969 the schools were merged to form the Virginia Randolph Education Center; Randolph is buried here.
 
Erected 1992 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W 221.)
 
Location. 37° 39.66′ N, 77° 28.922′ W. Marker is in Glen Allen, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is at the intersection of Mountain Road and Jessie Chavis Drive, on the right when traveling west on Mountain Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2200 Mountain Road, Glen Allen VA 23060, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. American Legion Post 244 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Wickham's Line (approx. 0.9 miles away); Walkerton
Virginia Estelle Randolph Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 10, 2009
2. Virginia Estelle Randolph Marker
(approx. one mile away); Glen Allen School (approx. 1.1 miles away); Forest Lodge Belvedere (approx. 1.2 miles away); Forest Lodge (approx. 1.2 miles away); John Cussons (approx. 1.2 miles away); Stuartís Mortal Wound (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glen Allen.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Virginia Randolph Foundation. (Submitted on December 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Virginia Estelle Randolph (1874–1958) Henrico County Educator. Library of Virginia - Virginia Women in History 2009 (Submitted on December 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

3. Virginia Randolph. African American Registry (Submitted on December 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

4. Virginia Randolph Community High School. (Submitted on December 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
5. Beginnings of Black Education. Virginia Historical Society - The Civil Rights Movement in Virginia (Submitted on December 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

6. Virginia Randolph. Richmond Times-Dispatch
Virginia Estelle Randolph 1874-1958 image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 10, 2009
3. Virginia Estelle Randolph 1874-1958
She helped people of all races. A pioneer educator, a humanitarian, and a creative leader in the field of education. Her influence throughout the world will continue to live.
(Submitted on December 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

7. Virginia E. Randolph. Henrico County History (Submitted on December 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

8. Virginia E. Randolph Museum - Virginia Cardwell Cottage (PDF file). National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on December 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil RightsEducation
 
Virginia Estelle Randolph Museum image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 10, 2009
4. Virginia Estelle Randolph Museum
Virginia Randolph Home Economics Cottage 1939 image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 10, 2009
5. Virginia Randolph Home Economics Cottage 1939
Virginia Estelle Randolph Museum plaques image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 10, 2009
6. Virginia Estelle Randolph Museum plaques
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,118 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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