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Dear Friends of the Woodville School,

October began with the excellent news that the site plan for the entrance and parking area has been approved.  Bids will be going out this month and we hope that work can begin before the end of the year.  Completing this project will enable the School to get an occupancy permit for the building.

 On September 22, members of the Foundation Board met with Dr. Dorothy Canter.  Dr. Canter is president of the Julius Rosenwald and Rosenwald Schools National Historical Park Campaign.  The Campaign’s mission is to establish a “National Historical Park with a visitor center in Chicago that would interpret Rosenwald’s contributions to Sears Roebuck & Company, in addition to highlighting his overall innovative and effective philanthropic activities. As a companion to the Chicago site, the National Historical Park would also include a number of Rosenwald School sites throughout the south, all to be selected by the National Park Service (NPS).”  See the
Campaign’s website for more information about this exciting initiative.  The Virginia Department of Historic Resources recommended the Woodville School as one of the sites for the park. 
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During her visit, Dr. Canter met with Board members at the Woodville School, toured the Gloucester Visitor Center and viewed the Werowocomoco exhibit, learned about the T.C. Walker Mural from Ms. Adrianne Ryder-Cook Joseph and Jenny Crittenden of the Cook Foundation and Main Street Preservation Trust, and enjoyed lunch at the Gloucester Institute at Holly Knoll on the York River.  There, she met Dr. Frederick Doulgass Patterson, Robert Moton’s son-in-law, portrayed by our own Wes Wilson, who described the connections among Robert Moton, T.C. Walker, Booker T. Washington and Julius Rosenwald. The Woodville Rosenwald School Foundation signed on as a supporter of the National Historical Park Campaign.

Don't miss "The Archeology of Gloucester's Black Schools" on display at the
Gloucester Museum of History through the end of the year.

We will be participating in Giving Tuesday this year.  and hope that you will help us as we continue on our journey to make the Woodville School a place to learn about the rich African American history of Gloucester and beyond.

Here is the 
October History Quiz.  Please send us your feedback on the newsletter or the quizzes at info@woodvillerosenwaldschool.org.

Your donation will be matched thanks to a generous grant from the Cook Foundation.

100% of donations go directly to charitable and educational purposes relating to the African American experience in Gloucester County. All donations are tax-deductible. Click Here for details 
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