Oak Grove School

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Places of the Mind: Stafford Schools

Oak Grove School

Oak Grove School was known to have been standing in the 1940s in Widewater.  The picture shows the former “colored school” in 1961.   Brown v. Topeka had ended segregation and “separate but equal” facilities and resources, but Stafford still had a long way toward realizing anything remotely qualifying as a quality educational system for black students. Stafford had a quality education system, but it was for “Whites Only.”