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

C.W. Seay

(1900-1982)

 
 
C.W. Seay Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 26, 2014
1. C.W. Seay Marker
Inscription.  Clarence William “Dick” Seay, who lived here, was principal of Dunbar High School, Lynchburg’s secondary school for African Americans. A pioneer in the struggle for equal opportunities for blacks, for 30 years Seay shaped Dunbar High School into a school of academic excellence, holding that a “successful school and its community are inseparable.” He later became the first high school principal elected to the presidency of the Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. After his retirement in 1968, Seay taught at Lynchburg College and served two terms as Lynchburg’s first black city council member since the 1880s and the first black vice mayor.
 
Erected 2013 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q-6-28.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsEducationGovernment & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1968.
 
Location. 37° 24.26′ 
C.W. Seay Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 15, 2015
2. C.W. Seay Marker
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N, 79° 9.12′ W. Marker is in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Pierce Street and 13th Street, on the right when traveling north on Pierce Street. 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. Amelia Perry Pride’s Dorchester Home (a few steps from this marker); Chauncey E. Spencer, Sr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Anne Spencer House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Anne Spencer House (within shouting distance of this marker); In Tribute to Anne Bethel Spencer (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.
 
C.W. Seay Home image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 15, 2015
3. C.W. Seay Home
 
 
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 725 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 26, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   2, 3. submitted on October 24, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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