March reflects on history found on Pierce Street | Local News


As the members of Lynchburg’s oldest black fraternity marched through the Pierce Street Historic District on Saturday, it was hard for them to not reflect on the accomplishments of African-Americans who once called the neighborhood home.

They passed the homes of C.W. Seay, a longtime educator and the city’s first black vice mayor; Chauncey E. Spencer, a barrier-breaking aviator; Amelia Perry Pride, a champion of vocational education; and Anne Spencer, a legendary Harlem Renaissance-era poet before arriving at the Dr. Robert Walter Johnson House and Tennis Court.

Organized by the Gamma Omega chapter of the international African-American fraternity Omega Psi Phi, the march was…

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