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Mercy Seat Elementary School, Prince Edward County, Va., 1962-1963

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Creator:Peeples, Edward H. (Edward Harden), 1935- (photographer)
Creator:James Branch Cabell Library. Special Collections and Archives
Title:Mercy Seat Elementary School, Prince Edward County, Va., 1962-1963
Date:1962-1963
Description:

Mercy Seat Elementary School for African Americans on secondary road 665 in Prince Edward County, Va. It was used by an African American congregation by permission of the school board as a meeting place for their burned out Mercy Seat Baptist Church. The school was built in 1927, served grades 1-5, and had a pupil capacity of 120. Two room schoolhouse, whitewash peeling, wood frame and clapboard construction. There was no indoor plumbing and no steam or hot water heat.

37.230352

-78.461403

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Mercy Seat Elementary School

African Americans

elementary schools

Call number: LA380.P74

Types:photographs | black-and-white negatives | StillImage
Subjects:Elementary schools | Prince Edward County (Va.)--Race relations | Schools--Virginia--Prince Edward County--History--Pictorial works | African American schools--Virginia--Prince Edward County--History--Pictorial works | Elementary schools--Virginia--Prince Edward County--History--Pictorial works | African American elementary schools--Virginia--Prince Edward County--History--Pictorial works | Public schools--Virginia--Prince Edward County--History--Pictorial works | School buildings--Virginia--Prince Edward County--History--Pictorial works | Mercy Seat Elementary School (Prince Edward County, Va.) | United States, Virginia, Prince Edward County, 37.2243039, -78.4410842
Collection:Edward H. Peeples Prince Edward County (Va.) Public Schools
Institution:Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries
Contributors:James Branch Cabell Library. Special Collections and Archives
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Richmond, Va. : VCU Libraries

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