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NNTC to solicit input on African-American Education Trail

The Northern Neck Tourism Commission (NNTC) solicits stakeholder input for sites of significance for African-American education in King George, Westmoreland, Lancaster, Northumberland and Richmond counties to publish a web-based map of sites, along with photos, and other information as available.

The map will be viewed at northernneck.org/african-american-education-in-the-northern-neck/, and will be updated as needed, reported Northern Neck Planning District Commission economic development and tourism coordinator Lisa Hull. Fifty-seven schools have been identified in the five-county area to date.

Meetings have been held in King George, Westmoreland, Richmond and Northumberland counties. The next meeting will be held at 12:30 p.m. Monday, November 28, at Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock.

Those with knowledge of African-American schools in the area, their locations and dates of operation are encouraged to attend, said Hull.

The NNTC is grateful for the assistance of the Ralph Bunche Alumni Association and the A.T. Johnson Museum in implementing this project, she said.

The mission of the NNTC, 457 Main Street, Warsaw, is to promote the cultural, natural, historic and recreational assets of the Northern Neck and to support local efforts to conserve land, water, scenic views and cultural landscapes that contribute to the Northern Neck’s distinction as a heritage destination.

Contact the NNTC at 333-1919, or nntc@northernneck.org.

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