Virginia County Board Recognizes Plans to Restore Rosenwald School

September 8, 2016 by Tim Mikulski

The Campbell County (Virginia) Board of Supervisors formally announced its support for a local preservation group's plan to restore a former Rosenwald School in Rustburg.

"In Campbell County, Gabe Hunt and the Rev. T.W. Tweedy mortgaged their homes for $500 to help build the Campbell County Training School. It offered the first post-sixth grade education for black students in Campbell County. The curriculum was designed by Booker T. Washington and focused on trades for men and women."

This is another excellent example of local preservationists coming together to support the restoration of a Rosenwald school in their community.

Read more on the WSLS-TV website.

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