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Fannie Fitzgerald

  • 15500 Benita Fitzgerald Drive
  • Dale City, VA 22193

Fannie Fitzgerald and three other African-American teachers, known as the “Courageous Four,” were selected in 1965 to pioneer desegregation in Prince William. They were transferred from all-black schools to teach at white schools and thus helped accomplish the school system’s complete desegregation by September 1966. Fannie Fitzgerald Elementary School was named in her honor. Her daughter, Benita Fitzgerald, is an Olympic gold medalist.

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