Salters Creek School
Original Author: Jackson Davis
Created: 1915
Medium: Photograph

Salters Creek School

An American flag flies atop Salters Creek School, a one-room, African American school in Dinwiddie County. This photograph was taken on Patron's Day, an event that promoted the school's accomplishments for whites who supported African American education. 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.