Segregated School Districts, Jefferson Township School Census Map
African Americans, education, race relations
Virginia's public school system required racial segregation. In drawing up districts for Alexandria County (later Arlington County), the mapmaker drew what looks like a badly gerrymandered voting district with each dwelling designated as W ("white") or C ("colored"). Jefferson Township was located near what is now Crystal City and the 14th Street Bridge connecting Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Alexandria County Superintendent of Schools Records, 1851-1920, Alexandria/Arlington County Court Records, Local Government Records Collection, Library of Virginia.
Library of Virginia
Finding Aid to Alexandria County Superintendent of Schools Records.
11_0080_001 Segregated districts Plat