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

Plummer Bernard Young Sr. (1884-1962)

 
 
Plummer Bernard Young Sr. (1884-1962) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 23, 2018
1. Plummer Bernard Young Sr. (1884-1962) Marker
Inscription.  North Carolina native Plummer Bernard (P.B.) Young moved to Norfolk in 1907 to work at the Lodge Journal and Guide, the newspaper of an African American fraternal organization. He bought the paper in 1910, expanded its scope, and renamed it the Journal and Guide. By the 1940s, it was among the most widely circulated African American weeklies in the nation, and Young became one of the Virginia’s most influential black citizens. His newspaper championed racial equality, urging better housing, schools, jobs and municipal services for African Americans. Young, a trustee of Howard University and Hampton Institute, also chaired the advisory board of what is now Norfolk State University.
 
Erected 2017 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number WY-20.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsCommunicationsEducation. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities series list.
 
Location.
Plummer Bernard Young Sr. (1884-1962) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 23, 2018
2. Plummer Bernard Young Sr. (1884-1962) Marker
36° 51.298′ N, 76° 16.768′ W. Marker is in Norfolk, Virginia. Marker is on Church Street (U.S. 460) north of East Olney Road, on the right when traveling north. Located west of the Vivian C. Mason Arts & Technology Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 700 E Olney Rd, Norfolk VA 23504, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hospital of St. Vincent dePaul (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cedar Grove Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. John’s African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Elmwood Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Elmwood Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bank Street Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); West Point Cemetery (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Norfolk.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 24, 2018, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 153 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 24, 2018, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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