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Virginia Randolph

Remembered on her behalf tremendous contributions towards the field of vocational schooling, this pioneering African-American educator and America’s initial “Jeanes [Foundation] Supervising Industrial Teacher” founded the Virginia Randolph Education Centre. After graduating from the Richmond Regular School, she trained briefly in Goochland State, Virginia, before building the Mountain Street College in Henrico State. In 1908, she instituted the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Arbor Time Plan by planting twelve sycamore trees and shrubs with her learners. The little girl of ex-slaves Edward and Sarah Randolph, she was raised in Richmond, Virginia. Randolph and her Ohio-born modern Lillian Wald both pioneered open public program and vocational schooling applications for America’s minority groupings (Wald is specially popular for establishing open public health providers for New York’s Jewish immigrant inhabitants).

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