Virginia L. Murray

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Virginia L. Murray

Virginia L. Murray (1897-1959) was an African-American woman who grew up in Virginia and attended both Howard University and New York University. She became the first female African-American supervisor of education in Albemarle County. She served as Supervisor of Elementary Education.[1]

Virginia L. Murray Elementary was named in her honor and built in 1960 as a school for the African-American community living around Ivy.[1]

According to the school's website, Murray "dedicated her life to the academic and religious education of her pupils, continually seeking improvement and quality in the public school system."[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Web. Murray Elementary, Albemarle County Public Schools, retrieved 28 Nov. 2010.