African-American Schools in Chesterfield County During the Segregated Era

This collection contains images and information from the African-American Schools in Chesterfield County During the Segregated Era Exhibit presented by the African-American History Committee of the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia.

The schools represented in the Exhibit operated in an era when the official doctrine of “Separate, But Equal” education was implemented as “Separate, and Unequal.”

In presenting this Exhibit, the African-American History Committee acknowledges and honors the parents, teachers, administrators and staff who supported these schools for 100 years.

The Exhibit was presented in the Chesterfield County Museum, and was originally planned to run from February 2014 through July 2014. However, the exhibit was extended into 2016 because of its popularity, and because of the very positive public response.

Founded in 1981, the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia serves as the center for county history. Its mission is to collect, preserve, interpret and promote the county’s past for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations. To volunteer and for more information, please call (804)796-7121 or visit www.chesterfieldhistory.com

Original copies of information on the website can be obtained from the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia. The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia can be contacted at (804)796-7121 or visit www.chesterfieldhistory.com

Nominal fees will apply for original copies.

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