George Washington Carver High School Alumni Association

George Washington Carver High School Alumni Association

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Keeping the history of the George Washington Carver Regional High School in the forefront

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George Washington Carver High School Alumni Association


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Prior to 1948, African American students in Culpeper, Greene, Madison, Orange, and Rappahannock counties experienced extreme difficulties in acquiring a high school education. The African American children were forced to pursue a high school education elsewhere at the expense of their parents. Because of the threat of a legal suit, the governing bodies of all counties (except Greene, which withdrew to Albemarle County) requested the approval and allocation of funds from the Governor of Virginia. George Washington Carver Regional High School opened its doors on Friday, October 1, 1948, to 452 students and approximately 20 teachers. The School quickly gained recognition on the state and national level. Its highly motivated students distinguished themselves in high school activities, in colleges and universities, as citizens, and in the work place. When the School closed its doors in 1967, over 4,500 young students had passed through its classrooms. The Alumni Association seeks to keep the history of the school in the forefront, ensuring its history is never forgotten.

9432 James Madison Highway

Culpeper, VA 22701