Albert Terry Wright (1871-1944) was born in Hanover County, Virginia. He taught in the black schools of Richmond and, by 1908, at White Stone in Lancaster County. By 1921 Wright was principal of the county's first high school for blacks, which was constructed largely with funds raised by black residents. Named in his honor, A. T. Wright High School served black students until 1959, when the county opened Brookvale High School. The history of the man and his school exemplified the struggle for education by Virginia's rural blacks.
Geographic Location: Lancaster County
Physical Description of Location: Located on State Route 637, 0.2 miles west of the junction of State Route 637 and Mary Ball Road (Rt. 3). Marker is on the left when traveling west on State Route 637.
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