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"We love Old Dunbar best of all, the ideals for which she stands: We are her sons and daughters true and we try to bring her fame . . . " —Alma Mater
The successful school and its community are inseparable. The school is the com…
'Cile Turner, a Southside Virginia native who
resided near Lynchburg, championed African
American folk music during her 50-year career
as a composer, folklorist, and performer. A
white, affluent, married woman, she transcended
social norms as…
African American community leaders petitioned
Lynchburg's school board for a new high school
to serve black students early in the 1920s.
Named for poet Paul Laurence Dunbar, the school
opened here in 1923. Shop, home economics, and
These roses have reached their final resting place! Originally, they were in the rose collection of nationally recognized rosarian Carl Porter Cato (1913-1996) of Lynchburg.
Through many years, he had salvaged cuttings or entire plants from som…
Sinister Activities had been rumored in 1897, but great alarm spread among both Negro and White citizens when it was discovered that the body of a young woman, Ella Jamieson, supposed to be buried in Potter's Field, was instead being shipped to th…
"Frank Trigg came into this world a slave and was buried a retired college president." He was born in 1850 at the Governor's Mansion in Richmond, as his parents, Sarah and Frank Sr., served Governor John B. Floyd. At age 13 he lost an arm in a far…
Silas Green was born into slavery around the year 1845 on a plantation in Franklin County, Virginia. According to local legend, soon after the beginning of the Civil War, Green voluntarily enrolled in the Confederate army. His owner considered him…
On October 16, 1876, a tragic "false alarm" panic at the old Court Street Baptist Church resulted in the deaths of eight people attending a wedding reception there. One of these young women, Maria Wilson, age 17, is buried nearby.
In this area are buried over 2200 Confederate soldiers from fourteen states, most of whom died in Lynchburg's numerous military hospitals during the Civil War. From the first burial on May 19, 1861, until the last on September 19, 1868, undertaker…
A week before the city of Lynchburg was to be invaded by 18,000 Union troops, the city lay vulnerable, unprotected by Confederate forces.
Brigadier General Francis T. Nicholls, a double amputee, who had recovered in a Lynchburg hospital, organi…