Scrabble's personal timeline, a place to collect and share things from Scrabble's life.
Created by Scrabble on Sep 16, 2009
Last updated: 03/05/10 at 09:19 AM
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Scrabble School reopens as the Rappahannock Senior Center at Scrabble School and Heritage Center.
The renovation and preservation of the Scrabble School building begins.
The National Park Service and Virginia add Scrabble to National and State Historic Registers.
Warner holds the first meeting of the Scrabble School Preservation Foundation. The other officers are Dorothy Butler and Nanette Butler Roberts.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation lists Rosenwald Schools among “ the 11 most endangered places.”
E. Franklin Warner rallies community support and founds the "Save Our School" grass roots initiative
Rappahannock County builds a new, integrated school, and closes Scrabble School. The building gradually falls into disrepair; the grounds are used as landfill.
White students join African-American children at Scrabble School for the 1967-68 school year.
The School Board adds toilets to Scrabble School.
Virginia passes a series of "Massive Resistance" laws to avoid school integration. Over the next decade, tens of thousands of African-American students are denied public education as schools in several cities are closed.
In Brown v. Board of Education ruling, the Supreme Court overturns Plessy v. Ferguson to integrate the schools.
Scrabble School remains open as a segregated school.
Isaiah Wallace dies at age 69.
Julius Rosenwald dies at age 69. The Rosenwald Schools Program ends after sponsoring 4,977 schools, 217 teacher homes, and 163 shop buildings in 15 states.
1 in 5 schools for African-Americans in the South is a Rosenwald School.
Rappahannock County communities in Washington, Flint Hill, and Amissville build Rosenwald Schools.
Wood Grant donates two acres for the Scrabble School.
The Scrabble School is built, the first Rosenwald School in Rappahannock County.
The Rosenwald Office develops a program of detailed plans and specifications for schools; these become a guidebook for the construction of thousands of schools across the country.
On average, each white teacher in Virginia is responsible for 33 white pupils, while each African-American teacher has 48 African-American pupils.
Isaiah Wallace begins to raise money to build a Rosenwald School—the future Scrabble School.
The Julius Rosenwald Fund is established. Professional architects are contracted to design innovative schools for communities.
Virginian schools employ one "Negro teacher" for every 80 school-aged African-American children.
Rosenwald establishes a rural school building program throughout the South for African-American children.
Booker T. Washington convinces Sears Roebuck magnate Julius Rosenwald to fund the construction of six schools in Alabama.
Philanthropist Anna T. Jeanes sets the stage for Rosenwald's efforts by donating over a million dollars to support southern African-American schools.
Rappahannock County enrolls 636 African-American students.
U.S. Supreme Court endorses the doctrine of "separate but equal" in Plessy v. Ferguson.
African-American landowners Wood and Albert Grant purchase 90 acres in Woodville—the future site of Scrabble School.
Scrabble School founder Isaiah Wallace is born to former slaves Charles and Annie Wallace.
Virginian schools employ one "Negro teacher" for every 232 school-aged African-American children.
Community members build the first school at the Scrabble site.
Virginia Law declares that "…white and colored persons shall not be taught in the same school but in separate schools…"
The Virginia General Assembly forbids the teaching of African Americans—slave or free—to read or write.