C.W. Seay

C.W. Seay (HM1EM5)

Location: Lynchburg, VA 24501
Country: United States of America

N 37° 24.26', W 79° 9.12'

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(1900-1982)

Clarence William "Dick" Seay, who lived here, was principal of Dunbar High School, Lynchburg's secondary school for African Americans. A pioneer in the struggle for equal opportunities for blacks, for 30 years Seay shaped Dunbar High School into a school of academic excellence, holding that a "successful school and its community are inseparable." He later became the first high school principal elected to the presidency of the Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. After his retirement in 1968, Seay taught at Lynchburg College and served two terms as Lynchburg's first black city council member since the 1880s and the first black vice mayor.
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HM NumberHM1EM5
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Marker NumberQ-6 28
Year Placed2013
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 10:33pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 663560 N 4141330
Decimal Degrees37.40433333, -79.15200000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 24.26', W 79° 9.12'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 24' 15.60" N, 79° 9' 7.20" W
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Area Code(s)434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1300 Pierce St, Lynchburg VA 24501, US
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