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THMS seeks to honor its past through historical marker

Thomas Hunter Middle School, represented by parent and community member Katherine Davis Small and assistant principal Amy Hauser, is heading up an effort to apply for a historical highway marker from the Virginia Department of Historic Resources to commemorate the fact that Thomas Hunter was founded as a Rosenwald school.

DHR requires that a sponsor pay for the manufacture (and possibly the installation) of the marker. The cost of manufacture is currently about $1,770. Small and Hauser are working to form a small committee to help make decisions and see the process through. They feel certain that county residents, civic organizations and churches would support a marker for Thomas Hunter, a release stated.

Rosenwald schools represent more than 5,000 schools, shops and teachers’ homes in the United States which were built primarily for the education of African-American children in the South in the early 20th century. The project was the product of the partnership of Julius Rosenw...

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