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SECOND UNION SCHOOL ALUMNI
(Held in part at Second Union Baptist Church)
Members of Second Union (Rosenwald) School, Inc. (starting second from the left) Mary Turner-Day, Julia Price, and Calvin Hopkins, join members of the Goochland Historical Society at the August 2013 Workshop, Restructuring Board of Directors, presented by Robert Bull, Chief Development Officer for the National Trust for Historic Preservation at Moton Museum in Farmville, Virginia.
Authors, Ainsley Fisher and Wayne Dementi present their book,Facts and Legends of Goochland County, at the First Annual Meeting. Second Union School is mentioned in the book along with information on Rosenwald Schools.
Photo credit: Library of Congress, unknown date. Julius Rosenwald with Booker T. Washington Tuskegee, February 22, 1915.
The mission of the Second Union (Rosenwald) School Museum is to preserve, highlight, and inspire people to learn about American History from various points of view that include the struggles and educational progress from slavery to desegregation.
As a museum for the history of African American education in Goochland county, the restored school will be used to remind young people of the segregation era and the difficulties African Americans experienced in obtaining an education during that time. We believe that it is important to explain to the young people of today how these and other great political issues affected the lives of their parents and grandparents at the local level. All Rosenwald schools in Goochland County, as well as Central High School, will be represented in the museum. The building will also commemorate the work of Booker T. Washington and Julius Rosenwald in providing education in the segregated South.