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Lynchburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Dunbar High School

1923–1970

 

— Motto: Looking Forward Not Backward —

 
Dunbar High School Monument image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 8, 2017
1. Dunbar High School Monument
Inscription.  “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 community and the community is the school. All who knew and loved Dunbar High School admired its “quest for escellence” and its positive approach to public understanding. Both were factors in mutual respect and reciprocal action without which there could be no educational growth or development. Long live the Dunbar experience! Honor to its sons and daughters! —C.W. Seay - Principal, D.H.S. 1838–1968
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation. A significant historical year for this entry is 1938.
 
Location. 37° 24.493′ N, 79° 8.826′ W. Marker is in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Polk Street and 12th Street, on the left when traveling south on Polk Street. It is at the entrance to the campus, on the left. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lynchburg VA 24504, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Dunbar High School Monument Plaque on Back image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 8, 2017
2. Dunbar High School Monument Plaque on Back
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walking distance of this marker. Paul Laurence Dunbar High School (a few steps from this marker); Micajah Davis House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Diamond Hill Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lynchburg Civil War Hospitals (approx. 0.2 miles away); Virginia Teachers Association (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jackson Street United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); N.B. Handy House (approx. ¼ mile away); Inner Defenses (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lynchburg.
 
Dunbar High School Monument On Campus image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 8, 2017
3. Dunbar High School Monument On Campus
Dunbar High School Bas-Relief on Monument image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 8, 2017
4. Dunbar High School Bas-Relief on Monument
Dunbar High School Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 8, 2017
5. Dunbar High School Memorial Wall
“Honoring the Memory of our Beloved Alma Mater.” “1924–1970” “With reverence and steadfast hearts, we honor the memory of our beloved Dunbar High School. Minds were molded and lives shaped by the dedicated administrators, teachers, staff and students who guided us. The legacy of this grand institutions will live forever. Dedicated August 4, 2012.”
Dunbar High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 8, 2017
6. Dunbar High School Marker
“In recognition of academic, athletic and cultural achievement. Dunbar High School, Lynchburg, Virginia, 1923 - 1970. ‘Looking forward and not backward.’ Dedicated by the Lynchburg School Board, April 27, 1970.”
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 16, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 182 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 16, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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