The People, Places, and the History of The Northern Neck of VA

Education on The Northern Neck

Rosenwald, Jeanes, and Other Foundational Schools

This page focuses on the struggles, challenges, and achievements of rural Black education on the Northern Neck during the racist Jim Crow era to the efforts of preservation of those early schools.

Links to other resources, interviews, and images about segregation, massive resistance, the freedom of choice experiment, and finally, forced integration, and its impact on today’s student, and society as a whole, can be found here.

Click here see a map of Rosenwald and Jeanes schools on The Northern Neck.

Click here for more information about early rural Black education on The Northern Neck.

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