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SCHOOL SITE ON HISTORIC LIST

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The site of a school started 100 years ago by a northern Virginia woman born a slave has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

The Manassas Industrial School for Colored Youth educated thousands of teachers, blacksmiths, carpenters, cobblers, cooks and others. The school was the life's work of an uneducated former slave named Jennie Dean, who preached that young blacks needed marketable skills.