FUNERAL AND COMMEMORATION OF HANNAH REYNOLDS - Enslaved
April 10, 2015 Hannah Reynold's Event. Volunteers are needed to light the luminaries.
Funeral Commemoration of the last VA slave to die before the VA War ended. Her small house was across from General Grant's Headquarters and she was in the house. A cannon ball came through the house; hit her and she lost her left arm during the April 9 AM Battle of Appomatto Court House. She died from the lack of blood. Lee & Grant signed theSurrender at 3:00 PM later that day. She died as a slave. After the 3:00 PM Signing, the War in VA was over. All of the Slaves were FREE on that day. There were 4600 recorded slaves in Appomattox County.
This museum and its friends group, are commemorating the Hannah Reynolds Death and Funeral.(a famous horse drawn Hearst wagon) is booked.
Program will start after 6:30 PM, and go on to after dark. 4599 luminaries will form a processional march -- for the Hearst -- representing the FREED SLAVES OF APPOMATTOX COUNTY from that time period. Booker T. Washington National Monument, Friends of Booker T. Washington National Monument, Friends Player Group, Churches and other organizations will be contacted by MS. ORA MCCOY and Rev. Stuart Jones who are Co-Chairing this event for some involvement and assistance.
A 100+ Member Choir will be organized under the Direction of Rev. Dwight Steele, Pastor of
the Pilgrim Baptist Church of Roanoke, VA.
Opened - June 2008
Grand Opening - Nov. 29. 2008
"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent."
Martin L. King, Jr.
The Museum was conceived to honor the accomplishments of all the Black Educators, Administrators, and Support Staff of the former Carver High school which was renamed Carver-Price in 1952 in honor of Mrs. Mozella J. Price.
The Museum is housed in the original four rooms of the former Rosenwall school which was Built in 1928 on a Twenty-seven acre tract of land in Appomattox County. The Carver School was responsible for educating Black children in the era of segregation. Additionally, a number of students, from Prince Edward County, migrated to Carver-Price when Prince Edward County closed its schools in opposition to integration.
In 2010, The Carver-Price Alumni Association decided to take on the challenge of changing the focus of the Museum to include Black history and Achievement. This action will result in the acquisition of more diverse exhibits. Our goal is to become a premiere Black History and Achievement Museum/tourist attraction.
Hours of Operation:
Monday/Tuesday 12pm to 5pm
Friday/Saturday 12pm to 5pm
R.R. Moton Museum, Farmville, Va.
Legacy Museum, Lynchburg, Va.
We gladly accept tours from schools, churches and other civic organizations.
We currently have a number of displays depicting the daily school life of Black children in the era of segregation.
We seek to depict the history of Black Americans from their perspective. We understand that Black history is American history as well, therefore, we intend to include all people in our history
The Carver-Price Alumni Association, parent company, awards scholarships yearly to graduating seniors of the Appomattox County High School.
We are actively seeking support from grants, sponsors and donors. We are a non-profit organization.