Tomahawk Academy

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Tomahawk Academy
Midlothian, Virginia,
Coordinates 37°27′47″N 77°35′44″W / 37.46293°N 77.59554°W / 37.46293; -77.59554Coordinates: 37°27′47″N 77°35′44″W / 37.46293°N 77.59554°W / 37.46293; -77.59554
Type Private
Opened 1964
Campus size 20 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.


  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)
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