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Virginia Estelle Randolph

AE Curator Jul 16
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The daughter of two formerly enslaved persons, Virginia Estelle Randolph began teaching at age 16 in Goochland County. She later moved to Henrico County to teach at the one-room Mountain Road School, where she developed a unique vocational style of teaching. When Quaker philanthropist Anna T. Jeanes established the Jeanes Foundation in 1908, Randolph was named the first Jeanes Supervisor Industrial Teacher, a position she held for more than 40 years. Her work in improving training for teachers in rural black schools took her throughout the South and garnered international recognition.

Location: Glen Allen
Image: Library of Virginia

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