Mapping Black Communities

A quote from Warren Hunter, a person who went to Eleven Oaks, helped to locate the Black communities surrounding this elementary school.  “My house was in the black [segregated] part of Fairfax," Hunter reported, "which included everything south of West Drive. But even though there was segregation, that didn’t stop us from playing with the white boys. We would play ball, and other games with them.” [1]

The information in this map, which identifies a Black community south of West Drive, is disrupted by new Fairfax County school lines. The newspaper article discusses these new school lines. 

By Alexis Massenburg 

[1] William Johnson, “African American Education in the Town/City of Fairfax,” The Fare Facs Gazette. (2006).

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