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Julius Rosenwald (1862-1932) is credited with the establishment of the Rosenwald Foundation, an organization that worked to promote and improve African-American schools. The fund helped build over 5,300 schools across the South, including 381 r in…

Zelda Carter Fletcher Morton was born on June 6, 1874 on Sylvania in Green Springs. Her parents, Andrew and Sarah Carter, were married while enslaved and their marriage was recorded by the Freedmen’s Bureau in 1866 in the Cohabitation Lists.…

Anna T. Jeanes, born in 1822 in Quaker Pennsylvania, became the sole inheritor of her family fortune. Her Christian faith led her to establish The Friends Boarding House, a home for the ill and elderly. Two years before her death in 1907, Jeanes…

Lucille Holt, born in 1883, became an influential woman in early twentieth century Louisa County. Born with a light skin tone, she was sometimes seen as a white woman and other times as a black woman. In 1916, Lucille Holt was appointed the first…

Leon Luxford Loyall, from Willowbrook, Louisa County, Virginia, is one of many individuals to join the Equal Suffrage League. He was born on November 1, 1876 and is noted as being a teacher at the time he registered to vote in 1902. He married Ada…

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Neal. A. Hasher and Mrs. N. A. (Minnie) Hasher of Trevilians,…

In 1904, at the age of 43 and with her husband and seven children, Christian Guild left her homeland of Scotland to immigrate to the United States. When she reached Dabneys, Louisa County, Virginia, she became actively involved in an attempt to start…