With the news that Sweet Briar College, a women's liberal arts college near Lynchburg, will close after this school year, other women's colleges in the state still feel strongly about keeping their programs running.
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the literacy statistics in 1880 illustrate the effects of keeping slaves illiterate Source: Library of Congress, "Scribner's Statistical Atlas of the United States," Plate 24: Population (Colored Population) Education in Virginia focused initially on white males, and separate-but-equal education based on race or gender continued until 1997.
Only one public university in Virginia is named for a woman, the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg.
Visitation was made available March 31 at the Found and Sons Funeral Chapel in Culpeper, and a memorial service was held Saturday afternoon at Culpeper Baptist Church.