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UVA OLLI Course -Preserving Historic African American Schools in Rural Virginia

Their simple, distinctive building forms are scattered through the rural Virginia landscape, often abandoned and choked with vines but all recognizable as a type. They are the extant, threatened artifacts of a revolution in African American education in the early 20th century, and they deserve preservation if, for no other reason, as a reminder of the chapter of the long, continuing struggle for equal rights.

Jody Lahendro, retired UVA Preservation Architect and Rebeca Kinney, St. John School Alumna and Community Leader present a course on preservation African American Schools in rural Virginia.


December 5, lecture at Homewood Suites

December 7, visit to St. John School, Cobham



The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Virginia offers educational opportunities and intellectual enrichment to active adults in the community.


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