The importance of education to Gloucester’s African American community, and their struggle to provide it for their children, is the legacy of Woodville Rosenwald School. The school today bears a silent witness to the many human stories of accomplishment and citizenship that are an important part of the entire community’s fabric of history. Left alone, Woodville School will not only be a silent witness, but one that disappears.
It is our vision to return Woodville Rosenwald School to life and restore its voice in our community. To give it voice yet once again in reaffirming the importance of education and the promise of a better tomorrow, because of it. To again be a part of community life. To again offer a means of improving one’s self and the community.
A lesson of Woodville Rosenwald School is that one person can make a tremendous difference. Many banded together in a common cause can shape the future. Please, come join us in preserving Woodville Rosenwald School so it can once again teach the children of today and future generations about what is important.