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Chauncey E. Spencer, Sr.

 
 
Chauncey E. Spencer, Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 26, 2014
1. Chauncey E. Spencer, Sr. Marker
Inscription. Chauncey E. Spencer, Sr., aviation pioneer and Civil Rights activist was born in Lynchburg on 5 Nov. 1906, the son of poet Anne Spencer. He moved to Chicago and by 1934 began pursuing his pilot's license. As a charter member of the National Airmen's Association of America, he and Dale L. White in 1939 made an aeronautical tour from Chicago to Washington, D.C., to lobby for the inclusion of African Americans in the Army Air Corps. This included meeting Senator Harry S. Truman. Spencer also worked for the U.S. Air Force and was a public servant in Michigan and California. He lived here from 1977 until his death on 21 Aug. 2002.
 
Erected 2004 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q-6 23.)
 
Location. 37° 24.248′ N, 79° 9.11′ W. Marker is in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker is on Pierce Street north of 14th Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lynchburg VA 24501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Anne Spencer House (a few steps from this marker); Amelia Perry Pride’s Dorchester Home (within shouting distance of this marker); C.W. Seay (within
Chauncey E. Spencer, Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 26, 2014
2. Chauncey E. Spencer, Sr. Marker
shouting distance of this marker); Camp Davis (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dr. Robert Walter Johnson (about 400 feet away); Site of Dr. Johnson's Tennis Court (about 500 feet away); Dr. Robert Walter Johnson House and Tennis Court (about 500 feet away); Professor Frank Trigg (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Lynchburg.
 
Categories. African AmericansAir & SpaceCivil Rights
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 491 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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