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Princess Anne County Training School Union Kempsville High School Museum
  • Inside Renaissance Academy, 5100 Cleveland St, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
  • P: (757) 648-6006
  • District: Inland
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Princess Anne County Training School was the first high school for African Americans in Princess Anne County. The school was a result of the African American community in the 1930s working together to raise money to build a school so their children could receive a proper education. The money raised was used to purchase four acres of land. The land and $2000 were given to the school board but it made no attempt to build a school. So in 1934, a temporary school was established on the property of the Union Baptist Church. In 1938, a four-room high school was finally built. Between 1949 and 1962 several additions were made to the school. In 1962 the Princess Anne County Training School changed its name to Union Kempsville High School. And in 1969 Union Kempsville High School graduated its last class due to the city-wide integration of schools. Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10 am – 4 pm Note: This museum is closed when Virginia Beach Public Schools are closed, including the week of Spring Break.
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