We are an organization that seeks to protect and preserve the legacy of the rural Pine Grove School (Rosenwald) and the African American community it served for decades sowing seeds of greatness for future generations to harvest (1917-1964).
MISSION & HISTORY.
The AMMD Pine Grove Project was born as an extension of the Agee-Miller-Mayo-Dungy Family Association when the family, whose ancestral ties are deeply rooted to this historic school, learned that Pine Grove School was at risk of being sold for delinquent taxes. Within a week family and close friends raised sufficient funds to rescue this irreplaceable historic school. In June 2018, another threat emerged; a mega-landfill was being proposed to be installed adjacent to Pine Grove School. With this information, we added environmental justice to our preservation cause. By late Summer AMMD Family Association had galvanized the community to work
toward preserving our history and protecting our
Since it’s inception, AMMD Pine Grove Project has
connected with organizations and citizens with similar
objectives to raise awareness of the the historical
significance of the segregated Pine Grove School. The
Pine Grove Project has grown into a coalition of former
students, concerned citizens, environmental and social
justice activists, historic preservation organizations,
educational institutions, historians, scientists, authors,
educators, attorneys, and, most importantly life long
members of the historic Pine Grove Community.
The primary objective of the AMMD Pine Grove Project is to protect, restore, and repurpose the historic Rosenwald Pine Grove Elementary School to serve the entire County as a Cultural Center; with particular emphasis on African and Native Americans to Cumberland’s rich history.
Virginia Environmental Justice Collaborative (VEJC)
Sierra Club of Virginia
UVA Law and Environmental and Community Engagement Clinic
Virginia Poverty Law Center
Tuskegee University, Robert R. Taylor School of Architecture and Construction Science
UVA School of Architecture, Preservation Planning, and Public Health
Cumberland County Branch NAACP
Southern Environmental Law Center
Frederick Douglass Foundation
The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia
Cumberland County Landfill Alert