Falls Church Colored School

Title

Falls Church Colored School

Description

Route 50 and Annandale Road, Falls Church

In 1864, J.D. Read and his daughter Betsy migrated from Philadelphia and established the first school in Falls Church to provide an education previously unavailable to African American children. Ada Gray was the first African American teacher at the school. The second Falls Church Colored School was established in 1890.

Source

From African American Landowners, Churches, Schools and Businesses, Fairfax County, Virginia (1860-1900), 2nd edition. Text by Guinevere Scott Jones, November 2009.

Date

1864

Files

Citation

"Falls Church Colored School," in Teaching with Laurel Grove School, Item #22, http://chnm.gmu.edu/laurelgrove/items/show/22 (accessed July 26, 2014).