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State Board of Education Commonwealth of Virginia, state board of education

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09587.172 Author/Creator: State Board of Education Place Written: Roanoke, Virginia Type: Document signed Date: 1939 Pagination: 1 p. ; 20.9 x 26.8 cm.

Certificate from the State Board of Education and Health certifying that Eugene Williams "attained the five point standard" in physical education from Lucy Addision High School. It is signed by the division superintendent, state superintendent of public instruction, and the state health commissioner. There is also a gold seal, which says indicates the high five standard.

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