Douglass Community School

Douglass Community School (HM2U8)

Location: Leesburg, VA 20176 Loudoun County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 6.59', W 77° 33.242'

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Before the construction of this high school, there were no schools beyond 7th grade for black students in Loudoun County. Late in the 1930s, the parent-teacher associations of various black schools formed the County-Wide League to raise money to build a high school. The league hired well-known civil rights attorney Charles H. Houston to help persuade county officials to allocate funds for the new school. In 1941 the league succeeded in obtaining a loan of $30,000 from the State Literary Fund. Named for Frederick Douglass, the noted black abolitionist and orator, the school still serves the county today.
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HM NumberHM2U8
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Marker NumberF 35
Year Placed2007
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 1:00pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 279169 N 4332070
Decimal Degrees39.10983333, -77.55403333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 6.59', W 77° 33.242'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 6' 35.40" N, 77° 33' 14.52" W
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Area Code(s)703, 540, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401-419 VA-7 BUS, Leesburg VA 20176, US
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