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Suffolk, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

East Suffolk School Complex

 
 
East Suffolk School Complex Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 1, 2014
1. East Suffolk School Complex Marker
Inscription. Between 1926 and 1927, African Americans raised $3,300 toward the East Suffolk School, which opened with T.J. Johnson as principal. In addition to public money, the Julius Rosenwald Fund also provided $1,500 to assist the effort. Rosenwald, president of Sears, Roebuck & Company, established the fund in 1917 and helped pay for the construction of more than 5,000 schools for African Americans in 15 southern states. In 1939, at the request of the local community, the Works Progress Administration's “Pump Priming Program” funded the addition of the County Training School, later known as East Suffolk High School, with the first class graduating in 1940. The last class graduated in 1965.
 
Erected 2012 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-332.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Rosenwald Schools marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 36° 43.512′ N, 76° 33.882′ W. Marker was in Suffolk, Virginia. Marker was on South 6th Street 0.1 miles south of East Washington Street (Business U.S. 13), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Suffolk VA 23434, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
S 6th Street (facing south) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 1, 2014
2. S 6th Street (facing south)
are within one mile of this location, measured as the crow flies. Nansemond Collegiate Institute (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jericho Ditch (approx. 0.7 miles away); Obici-Oderzo Fountain Marker (approx. one mile away); Remembrance Garden Monuments (approx. one mile away); Old City Hall Bell (approx. one mile away); Confederate Monument (approx. one mile away); Siege of Suffolk (approx. one mile away); Civil War Militia of Suffolk and Nansemond County (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Suffolk.
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
S 6th Street (facing north) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 1, 2014
3. S 6th Street (facing north)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 359 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 2, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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