Civil Rights in Education Heritage Trail
— Appomattox, Virginia - Appomattox County —Before and during the Civil War, educational opportunities in Rural Virginia were often limited. The wealthier families employed a tutor or sent their children to boarding academies such as the nearby Union Academy. In such schools students learned a variety of subjects including history, mathematics, chemistry, and foreign languages. For less fortunate white children prior to the 1860's, there were 19 small, mostly one-room schoolhouses scattered throughout the county. African-American children had even fewer educational prospects.
|Placed By||Civil Rights In Education Heritage Trail?|
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|Date Added||Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 3:22pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 694274 N 4138767|
|Decimal Degrees||37.37531667, -78.80586667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 22.519', W 78° 48.352'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 22' 31.14" N, 78° 48' 21.12" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2630 Old Courthouse Rd, Appomattox VA 24522, US|
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