Local historians Warren Deal and Wesley Wilson will discuss Woodville School during the Gloucester County Historical Society meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Abingdon Episcopal Church parish house.
Woodville School, on Route 17 in Ordinary, was built in 1924 through the combined efforts of Sears Roebuck Co. chairman Julius Rosenwald and the community. It was an important part of African American and Gloucester history.
There were seven Rosenwald Schools built in Gloucester and Woodville is the only one that survives. Efforts to preserve the structure are ongoing.
Deal is president of the Gloucester County Historical Society and chairman of the Gloucester Community Foundation Advisory Board. Wilson serves on the T.C. Walker and Woodville/Rosenwald School Foundation and the Gloucester County Historical Committee.
The meeting is open to the public and refreshments will be served. ...
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