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Near Williamsburg in James City County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

A Famous African-American Dream

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, May 22, 2010
1. A Famous African American Dream Marker
Inscription. The earliest African-American national radio and television minister and advisor of three American presidents, the Elder Lightfoot Solomon Michaux purchased the lands around you in 1936. His dream was to establish a farm and a national memorial to the progress of African-Americans in this country. The first African-Americans in British Colonial America landed in Virginia, possibly at Jamestown, in 1619.
 
Location. 37° 12.915′ N, 76° 43′ W. Marker is near Williamsburg, Virginia, in James City County. Marker can be reached from Colonial National Historic Parkway west of 3.1 (Virginia Route 199). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsburg VA 23185, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Archers Hope (within shouting distance of this marker); James River (approx. one mile away); Attempted Settlement (approx. 1.3 miles away); College Creek (approx. 1.3 miles away); Glebe Land (approx. 1.4 miles away); Jamestown Island (approx. 1.4 miles away); A Site of Habitation (approx. 1.5 miles away); Iron for Corn (approx. 1.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
Also see . . .  Colonial Parkway. (Submitted on May 23, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
A Famous African American Dream Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 22, 2010
2. A Famous African American Dream Marker

 
Categories. 20th CenturyAfrican AmericansChurches, Etc.Colonial EraCommunicationsNotable PersonsSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,041 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 23, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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