Were You or Someone You Know Tutored in 1963 by Volunteers from Queens College, New York?

September 14, 2009

In the summer of 1963, before Prince Edward County Public Schools re-opened, volunteers from Queens College, New York tutored area students shut out of education by the closing of County public schools.

Plans are underway to reunite the tutors with the people they met 46 years ago during recognition weekend events, October 1-4, 2009.  If you were one of the students tutored, if you housed a Queens College student, or if you have photographs or other memories of this period in history, please contact the Moton Museum at 434.315.8775.

Representatives of those responsible for the events organization are photographed above (left to right) representing the group Our Schools, Our Vision: A Shared Commitment, John Dudley, College Editor, Hampden-Sydney College; representing participating churches, Reverend Walter J. Fells; and representing the Moton Museum, Director Lacy Ward Jr.

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