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Much work done, yet much still remains for Woodville


While considerable progress has been made on protecting and preserving the building that once housed Woodville School, much work still remains to be done.

Those heading up the ongoing effort to keep Gloucester County’s only remaining Rosenwald school building from being lost to history took part in Woodville School Day on Saturday afternoon at the nearby First Baptist Church, Ordinary.

Woodville School was constructed in 1923-24, one of seven Rosenwald schools built in the county during that era to provide for the education of African Americans. More than 5,000 schools throughout the south were funded in part by Julius Rosenwald, part-owner and president of Sears, Roebuck and Company.

About 40-50 people came out Saturday to hear about the latest on preservation efforts from the T.C. Walker and Woodville/Rosenwald School Foundation, with many of those in attendance boarding one of three church vans at the conclusion of the talk to cross Route 17 and see the progress at ...

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