Tomahawk Academy

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Tomahawk Academy
Tomahawk Academy
Coordinates 37°27′47″N77°35′44″W / 37.46293°N 77.59554°W / 37.46293; -77.59554 Coordinates: 37°27′47″N77°35′44″W / 37.46293°N 77.59554°W / 37.46293; -77.59554
Campus size20 acres (8.1 ha)

Tomahawk Academy was a private school in Chesterfield County, Virginia, established in 1964 when black students became eligible to attend the county schools after the landmark Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court ruling. [1] [2]

Tuition at Tomahawk was covered in part by state tuition grants. Grants to a "nonprofit, nonsectarian private school", even segregation academies, were upheld by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. [3] [4]

The campus was taken over by Al Madina School of Richmond in 1998.

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  1. "A Look Back at Chesterfield County Schools". Chesterfield County Branch NAACP Newsletter. Jan 2009. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  2. 1964 Staff Report Public Education (PDF). United States Commission on Civil Rights. Oct 1964. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  3. "Text of Supreme court's Decision ordering Virginia County to Reopen Its Schools". New York Times. May 26, 1964. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  4. "Griffin v State Board of Education". E.D.Va. March 9, 1965. Retrieved 29 August 2017. 239 F. Supp. 560 (1965)