Dr. Wesley Wilson has a passion for preserving and bringing to light Gloucester’s rich African American history.
Southbound travelers will see this Happy Birthday banner in front of the historic Woodville Rosenwald School to celebrate the 90th birthday of Dr. Wesley Wilson, President and Executive Director of the Woodville Rosenwald School Foundation. Pictured, from left, are board members Sue Perrin, James Newton, Bobby Ray, Brent Heath and Hank Hucles.
Wilson serves as President and Executive Director of the Woodville Rosenwald School Foundation and has been championing the restoration of the Woodville Rosenwald School for the last few years.
Originally from Philadelphia, Wilson came to Virginia during his military career while stationed at Fort Eustis. After retiring from the service, he served on the Newport News School Board. In 1988 Wilson and his family moved to Gloucester and almost immediately got involved in the local government.
Wilson said he met Ross Hines whi...
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