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Lucasville School

In 1870, Virginia's Legislature established a statewide system of free public schools for all citizens. The Manassas District School Board authorized an elementary school for the emerging freedman Lucasville neighborhood and by 1885, a one-room schoolhouse for African American children was built. Lucasville School, which permanently closed in 1926, was sold and became a barn until it was reconstructed in 2008. Today the humble structure reminds us of earlier Prince William County citizens' efforts to challenge racism and create an effective and lasting public education system.

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