Struggle, Sacrifice, and Scholarship – Black Education in Central Virginia, 1800-1922

Mary Millersm

Susie Gibson, Jeanes Supervisor, and her pupils, Bedford County, Virginia, c. 1915. The Jeanes Fund, also known as the Negro Rural School Fund, was established in 1907 by Pennsylvania Quaker Anna T. Jeanes. The fund provided supervisors for poor rural schools.


Exhibit Panels  

  • The Slave-Holding Era
  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Self-Help and Advocacy
  • Philanthropy
  • Beginnings of Lynchburg Public Schools
  • Amherst County
  • Appomattox County
  • Bedford County
  • Campbell County
  • Virginia Theological Seminary and College
    [part ii]
    [part iii]
  • Separate But Equal?

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