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Samuel Wilson Crump (1919-1995)

 
 
Samuel Wilson Crump (1919-1995) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), February 26, 2021
1. Samuel Wilson Crump (1919-1995) Marker
Inscription.  Samuel W. Crump, a native of New Kent County and a veteran of World War II, was among the first African Americans elected to public office in Virginia under the state's Constitution of 1902, which disenfranchised many black voters. Elected to the New Kent County Board of Supervisors in 1955, Crump became the board's first African American member since the 19th century. His victory followed a countywide effort to increase the number of qualified voters. During Crump's 12 years of service, he often provided the lone vote against measures designed to maintain school segregation. New Kent's branch of the NAACP named Crump one of the county's "trailblazers" of the century in 2009.
 
Erected 2019 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number WO-39.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsGovernment & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1902.
 
Location. 37° 31.072′ 
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N, 76° 58.705′ W. Marker is in New Kent, Virginia, in New Kent County. Marker is on New Kent Highway (Virginia Route 249) 0.1 miles east of Courthouse Circle, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12003 New Kent Hwy, New Kent VA 23124, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Lafayette (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Martha Washington's Birthplace (a few steps from this marker); New Kent Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); John Parke Custis / Martha Dandridge (a few steps from this marker); Welcome to New Kent (within shouting distance of this marker); A Tale of Three Structures (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Wilson House: Witness to Three Centuries (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Kent.
 
Samuel Wilson Crump (1919-1995) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), February 26, 2021
2. Samuel Wilson Crump (1919-1995) Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 2, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 236 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 2, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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Feb. 26, 2024