The George Washington Carver Alumni Association (GWCAA) represents men and women who attended Carver High in Culpeper, Va. The school, now known as the George Washington Carver – Piedmont Technical Education Center served Black students from Culpeper, Orange, Madison and Rappahannock counties from 1948 through 1968.
In observation of Dr. Carver’s 150th Memorial Birthday celebration, alumni from Carver named schools nationwide will gather at the Crystal Gateway Marriott, in Arlington, Va, to commemorate this event and support a national campaign to restore the first school that Dr. Carver attended, in Neosho, Mo.
Events begin July 11 with greetings and meetings. July 12, the National alumni meeting will feature guest speaker the Rev. Dr. Albert Sampson, founder and director of G.W. Carver F.A.R.M.S. of Chicago, IL. A bal1, with entertainment by The Smooth Sensation Band will end the evening.
Tickets are $75 per person. For special GWCAA hotel rates, available until June 20, call 1-800-229-9290. Contact Les Daniel on 301-704-6138 for additional information, or send check to GWCAA, PO Box 547, Lanham, Md. 20703-0547.