Nathaniel Lee Hawthorne

Nathaniel Lee Hawthorne (HM216P)

Location: Victoria, VA 23974 Lunenburg County
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N 36° 59.018', W 78° 13.371'

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(1923-1975)

Nathaniel Lee Hawthorne, civil rights leader,
campaigned for racial and social justice for the
people of Southside Virginia. A native of
Lunenburg County and a World War II veteran, he
conducted his work despite death threats and
other attempts at intimidation. Operating from
the "Freedom House" in Victoria, Hawthorne
chaired the Lunenburg branch of the NAACP from
1965 to 1974 and was a coordinator of the Virginia
Students Civil Rights Committee. He led efforts
to desegregate schools, register voters, gain
equal access to restaurants and stores, and secure
African American representation in local government. In 1965 he organized a voting rights march
that passed along this route.
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HM NumberHM216P
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Year Placed2017
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, August 28th, 2017 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 747179 N 4096662
Decimal Degrees36.98363333, -78.22285000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 59.018', W 78° 13.371'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 59' 1.08" N, 78° 13' 22.26" W
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Area Code(s)434
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 715-799 Mecklenburg Ave, Victoria VA 23974, US
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