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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