COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 188

August 31, 2007

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Commendation for Antioch Baptist Church

 

I would like to call to your attention the 2007 General Assemblys commendation of Mathews Countys Antioch Baptist Church as an important preserver of Virginia's legacy including the role played by African-American citizens. Founded in 1869, Antioch Baptist Church has been dedicated to preserving history and culture, including artifacts and documents that reveal the rich history of the Mathews County African-American community. From the sponsorship of a school in 1870 to the establishment of the current Mathews County African-American History Exhibit at the L.W. Wales Center Museum, the church continues to be a community leader.

 

Please see the full text of Senate Joint Resolution 538 at http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?071+ful+SJ538ER, and join with the General Assembly, the Department of Education, and citizens of the Commonwealth in this commendation.

 

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