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Chauncey E. Spencer, Sr.

 
 
Chauncey E. Spencer, Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansAir & SpaceCivil Rights. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #33 Harry S. Truman, and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is August 21, 2002.
 
Location. 37° 24.248′ N, 79° 
Chauncey E. Spencer, Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 26, 2014
2. Chauncey E. Spencer, Sr. Marker
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9.11′ W. Marker is in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker is on Pierce Street north of 14th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. The Anne Spencer House (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Anne Spencer House (a few steps from this marker); Amelia Perry Pride’s Dorchester Home (within shouting distance of this marker); In Tribute to Anne Bethel Spencer (within shouting distance of this marker); C.W. Seay (within shouting distance of this marker); Anne Spencer Home and Edankraal (within shouting distance of this marker); Rumble Seat (within shouting distance of this marker); Anne Spencer (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lynchburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 26, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 758 times since then and 131 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 26, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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Oct. 2, 2022