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Friday, February 15, 2013

The Beginnings of the George W. Watkins School . . .

 The beginning of the funding that would transition the New Kent Training School to the George W. Watkins School.

Virginia County Votes Negro School Bonds

New Kent Courthouse, Va March 22 (AP)
Citizens of New Kent County today overwhelmingly endorsed a  proposed $120,000 bond issue for the construction of a new Negro school near Quinton. Citizens from six precincts voted 272 in favor of the bond issue and 48 against it.
     Plans call for the construction of an 8-room school with auditorium and modern sanitation facilities on the site of the present school, on Route 33, about 8 miles west of here.

-Washington Post, March 23,1949


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