J.C. Graves Musuem, New Mount Zion Baptist Church

The Former African American Schoolhouse Of King And Queen County, Virginia

In 1890, about thirty years after slavery was abolished, a schoolhouse for African Americans was established in King and Queen County. J.C. Graves, the pastor of New Mount Zion Baptist Church, served as a schoolteacher for decades.

The Mount Zion Baptist Church of King and Queen County, Virignia.

When the schoolhouse closed in 1937, the New Mount Zion Baptist Church bought the school and turned it into the J.C. Graves Musuem in the honor of their former pastor. Currently, the musuem highlights the legacy of J.C. Graves and the history of African American education in the county.

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