On August third, a ceremony will be held at Eva Walker Park in Warrenton, Virginia to unveil a historical marker, commemorating the eight Rosenwald schools. The eight schools are Blackwelltown, Cresthill, Greensville, Orleans, Rectortown No. 12, Remington No. 15, Rosenwald High School and Routts Hill.
The process of creating the historical marker began in April of 2018, when Karen Hughes White, executive director of the AAHA was contacted by Jerry Klinger, president of the Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation. Klinger was moved to fund the marker because he felt it important to tell a part of the Rosenwald school story in Virginia.
There will be a presentation of the marker, singing and speeches by Michael L. Blakey, Ph.D at the event. Following the ceremony will be refreshments.