- Associated Press - Monday, November 23, 2015

POWHATAN, Va. (AP) - A marker has been unveiled commemorating the history of a former all-black high school in Powhatan County.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports (https://bit.ly/1PIjvJb ) that Pocahontas High School was segregated from the 1930s until 1969, when it became Pocahontas Middle School and was integrated. It now has more than 600 fifth- and six-graders.

The marker in front of the school on U.S. 60 says it was built in 1937 at a cost of about $40,000 from state and federal programs.

About 100 Pocahontas High graduates and other guests attended Saturday’s ceremony.

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Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, https://www.timesdispatch.com


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