(c. 1883-1966)Dr. Morgan E. Norris, a Lancaster native and the Northern Neck's first black physician, practiced medicine at this site 1917-1964. He opened to all races specialty surgical clinics, bringing enhanced medical care to the lower Northern Neck. In 1928 Dr. Norris led a campaign to build the first brick elementary school for black children in the Northern Neck. In 1939 he spearheaded a boycott to secure free bus transportation for black school children and led the Northern Neck Progressive Association's annual fair from 1927 until 1959. He was the second black trustee of Hampton University, and the first black coroner in the state.
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|Placed By||Department of Historic Resources|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, August 25th, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 378875 N 4173261|
|Decimal Degrees||37.69858333, -76.37395000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 41.915', W 76° 22.437'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 41' 54.9" N, 76° 22' 26.22" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 16114 Mary Ball Rd, White Stone VA 22578, US|
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