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2014-05-21 / News

Exhibit on segregated schools extended to July

The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia has extended its Black History exhibit on “Chesterfield County African- American Schools During the Segregated Era” to July 31.

Featuring the story of segregated schoolhouses in Chesterfield County built to accommodate children of African-American descent, the exhibit includes six schools built with the support of the Rosenwald Fund, a collaboration between Booker T. Washington and Julius Rosenwald that resulted in the construction of about 5,000 schoolhouses in 15 southern states.

The exhibit presents oral histories of former students as well as numerous photos and artifacts loaned by local families that include school staff and students.

The museum is at 6813 Mimms Loop in the county government complex and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Suggested admission is $2. For more information, call 768-7311.

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