Julius Rosenwald School Foundation
Julius Rosenwald School Foundation of Northumberland County, Inc. (JRSFNC) and
the Northumberland Public Library joined forces on April 21, 2015, to host a
n evening
forum highlighting the JRSFNC oral history initiative called Project Alumni Legacy
Stories (PALS). The event was attended by alumni of the Julius Rosenwald High
school (Beverlyville, VA) and local community members with an interest in learning
more about the school’s history and education in Northumberland County from 1917 to
the present.  Over 5,500 Rosenwald schools were built in 17 Southern states, enabling
hundreds of thousands of African-American children to be educated in sun-filled
buildings. Julius Rosenwald High School is among very few (about 500) Rosenwald
buildings still in existence, and the Foundation is seeking funding to restore it to its
original beauty and significance in the local community.
Front row:    Cornell R.Keeve, Priscilla Day Sutton, Eloise Toulson,John Joshua Curry, Eve Jordan
Back Row:   Carol Campbell, Samuel Keeve, Joe Thompson, Ms. Butler, Thelma McMillan,
  Connie de Bordenave, Mabel Jones, Rosa Walters Miller, Carolyn Jett, Charles Earl Walters
Not pictured:  Gene Campbell, Alice Cooper, Warren Blackwell, TJ and Kay Assenmacher, Robin Hudnall