Fairfax, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Fairfax Rosenwald School
Erected 2007 by City of Fairfax and Historic Fairfax City, Inc.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Rosenwald Schools marker series.
Location. 38° 50.233′ N, 77° 18.517′ W. Marker is in Fairfax, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of George Mason Boulevard and School Street, on the left when traveling south on George Mason Boulevard. Touch for map. George Mason Boulevard is the new two-block realignment
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mosby’s Midnight Raid (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Confederate Officer Killed (approx. half a mile away); Fairfax Court House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Joshua Gunnell House (approx. 0.6 miles away); A Tribute to The Men of Fairfax County (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fairfax County Courthouse (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Fairfax Court House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Monument to John Q. Marr (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairfax.
More about this marker. George Mason Boulevard, the 2009 realignment of University Drive, was cut through the Eleven Oaks School property after the school was razed.
Also see . . .
1. Saving the South’s Rosenwald Schools. by Tom Hanchett. “Rosenwald turned energetically to philanthropy and quickly became known for thoughtful
“Rosenwald’s religious heritage gave him a particular affinity to African Americans, according to grandson and biographer Dr. Peter Ascoli. Wrote the philanthropist in 1911, ‘The horrors that are due to race prejudice come home to the Jew more forcefully than to others of the white race, on account of the centuries of persecution which they have suffered and still suffer’.” (Submitted on April 4, 2010.)
2. African American Education in the Town/City of Fairfax (pdf file). The Fare Facs Gazette, Winter 2006 (Submitted on March 29, 2016.)
Categories. • African Americans • Education •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 4, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,499 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 4, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.