Rural Schoolhouse
Original Author: Jackson Davis
Created: 1915
Medium: Photograph

Rural Schoolhouse

Students and teachers pose in front of a rural wooden schoolhouse in 1915. The United Order of Moses, an African American fraternal order, owned the building and rented it out as a school. Jackson Davis, the Virginia field agent for the General Education Board from 1915 to 1929, took this photograph, one of about 6,000 he made documenting the conditions of rural schools and the industrial education of African Americans.

Citation: Jackson Davis Papers, 1906–1947, Accession #3072, #3072-a, Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.