“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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

Pauline Weeden Maloney


Pauline Weeden Maloney Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 15, 2015
1. Pauline Weeden Maloney Marker
Inscription.  Here lived Pauline Maloney, known as Lynchburg’s “first lady of education.” A graduate of Howard University, she worked in Lynchburg public schools from 1937 to 1970, most notably as a guidance counselor and administrator at the all-black Dunbar High School. During the 1970s she was elected the first black president of both the Virginia School Boards Association and the National School Boards Association Southern Region. In 1977 Maloney became the first woman rector of Norfolk State University. She served as national president of The Links, Inc., civic organization of African American women, and she founded the Lynchburg chapter in 1950.
Erected 2014 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q-6-31.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities series list.
Location. 37° 24.202′ N, 79° 9.149′ W. Marker is in Diamond Hill
Pauline Weeden Maloney Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 15, 2015
2. Pauline Weeden Maloney Marker
in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker is on Buchanan Street just 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 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chauncey E. Spencer, Sr. (about 300 feet away); Amelia Perry Pride’s Dorchester Home (about 400 feet away); C.W. Seay (about 400 feet away); Dr. Robert Walter Johnson (about 500 feet away); Site of Dr. Johnson's Tennis Court (about 500 feet away); Professor Frank Trigg (about 500 feet away); Dr. Robert Walter Johnson House and Tennis Court (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Diamond Hill.
Also see . . .
1. Pauline Weeden Maloney, Past National President. “Margaret Pauline Fletcher Weeden Maloney, always called “Polly,” was born and grew up in Annapolis, Maryland, the daughter of William and Eliza Fletcher. She attended elementary school in Annapolis and Washington, D.C. and received her high school diploma in 1922 from Morgan Academy (now Morgan State University) in Baltimore, Maryland. She earned her B.A. degree from Howard University and the M.A. from Columbia University in New York. Her professional career was Education. Her consuming avocation was friendship – especially friendship with young people, and with Links. She began as a Speech and English teacher in Winston-Salem,
Pauline Weeden Maloney Home image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 15, 2015
3. Pauline Weeden Maloney Home
North Carolina but after her marriage, moved with her new husband, Dr. Henry P. Weeden, to Lynchburg, Virginia. In Lynchburg, Dr. Weeden opened his dental office and Link Polly served successively as teacher, guidance counselor and administrative principal at the city’s Dunbar High School.” (Submitted on October 23, 2015.) 

2. Press Release for Historical Marker Dedication. (Submitted on October 23, 2015.)
3. Marker will honor Lynchburg's 'First Lady of Education'. 2015 article by Jessie Pounds in the Lynchburg News & Advance. (Submitted on October 23, 2015.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 23, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 359 times since then and 94 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 23, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3. submitted on October 24, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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