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

Anne Spencer

Women of Virginia Historic Trail

 
 
Anne Spencer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 14, 2021
1. Anne Spencer Marker
Inscription.  Virginia's premier Black lyric poet who was a central figure in the cultural movement known as the Harlem Renaissance, Anne Spencer gained national respect through her dedication to her writing and to the cause of cultural enlightenment for Black Americans.
 
Erected 1993 by Virginia Business and Professional Women's Foundation and Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and Public Policy.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicEducationWomen.
 
Location. 37° 24.221′ N, 79° 9.129′ W. Marker is in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Pierce Street just south of 13th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1313 Pierce St, Lynchburg VA 24501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rumble Seat (a few steps from this marker); Anne Spencer Home and Edankraal (within shouting distance of this marker); In Tribute to Anne Bethel Spencer (within shouting distance of this marker); Anne Spencer House
Anne Spencer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 14, 2021
2. Anne Spencer Marker
The marker lies behind the house at the entrance to Ms. Spencer's garden.
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Anne Spencer and Her Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Anne Spencer House (within shouting distance of this marker); Pauline Weeden Maloney (within shouting distance of this marker); Chauncey E. Spencer, Sr. (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lynchburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 19, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 19, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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