Edwin Washington Project

Our largest effort is the Edwin Washington Project:  which is done in partnership Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) and others to primarily examine the experiences of African-Americans in segregated schools, 1865-1968.  We plan to expand that interest to neighboring counties in 2021.   We also study white education during the study period in order to fully understand the history.  A major conference on Black Educational Achievement in education was co-hosted by LCPS and the Edwin Washington Project in November, 2018.  In 2021 we will brief a national conference on country schools about the plight of Blacks during segregation in Loudoun.  We will likely host another similar event in 2022.  Stay tuned.