George M. Hampton is the first Black man to have a Prince William County school named after him.
Prince William County Schools recently renamed Godwin Middle School after George M. Hampton. He is the first living Black man to have a school in the county named after him.
According to a press release, as of March 3, the middle school was renamed along with the new Ferlazzo Elementary School, which was named Kyle R. Wilson Elementary.
Wilson was a county firefighter who lost his life in the line of duty in 2007. Hampton, a community leader for 46 years, served as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army and established educational scholarships for county youth.
“The names selected for a Prince William County elementary and middle School will remind current and future students and community members alike of the significant and selfless contributions made by two local residents,” Phil Kavits, communication director with Prince William County Public Schools told the AFRO in an email March 9.