Winonah Camp / Mozella Price Home

Winonah Camp / Mozella Price Home (HMK02)

Location: Appomattox, VA 24522 Appomattox County
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N 37° 21.622', W 78° 49.738'

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Civil Rights in Education Heritage Trail

— Appomattox, Virginia - Appomattox County —

Mozella Jordan Price was instrumental in improving the education and quality of life for African Americans in Appomattox County. Mrs. Price was educated in Farmville schools, attended Boydton Institute, Virginia State College, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Hampton Institute and a Master's degree at the Teacher's College, Columbia University in New York City. Mrs. Price became one of Appomattox County's most popular and dynamic teachers. From 1919 to 1963 she served as the Supervisor of Appomattox County Negro Schools. Mrs. Price secured donations that were used for a scholarship fund. Following her death, her sister Peg directed these funds to be used to build the Carver-Price Cultural Center to fulfill another of her dreams. The county's black schools were consolidated and enlarged in the town of Appomattox in 1952. To honor Mrs. Price for her hard work and dedication, the new school was renamed Carver-Price School. Her dedication to the training of young minds also led Mrs. Price to start Winonah Camp for underprivileged boys, in her large home, in 1933. Girls were admitted into the camp in 1936. Children attending the camp came from as far away as New York. Throughout her life, Mrs. Price shared her home with many children as a foster parent. In the late 1940's the elementary school burned. Mrs. Price used her home as an interim school where she and several teachers taught multiple grades throughout Winonah Camp. Before her death in 1971, Virginia State College honored Mrs. Price with a certificate for her outstanding services in education and in helping underprivileged youth.
HM NumberHMK02
Marker Number1
Placed ByCivil Rights in Education Heritage Trail?
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Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 5:42pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 692266 N 4137061
Decimal Degrees37.36036667, -78.82896667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 21.622', W 78° 49.738'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 21' 37.32" N, 78° 49' 44.28" W
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Area Code(s)434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1853 Confederate Blvd, Appomattox VA 24522, US
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