Meeting Date: July 31, 2017
Meeting Time: 6:00 PM
Location: 902 Wythe Street Alexandria, Va 22314
Images and brief biographical information engraved on the base of the Monument will honor four African-American Virginians who contributed to emancipation before the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1865 and four who contributed to the struggle for freedom after 1865. (Click here to see proposed model of the base.) The finalists were drawn from more than 90 nominations submitted by the public during the nominating process held from September 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017.
The following nominees are confirmed as pre-Emancipation finalists: Mary Elizabeth Bowser, Henry Brown, Anthony Burns, William Harvey Carney, John Dabney, Gabriel, James Lafayette, Dred Scott, and Nat Turner.
The following nominees are confirmed as post-Emancipation finalists: Dr. Virgie M. Binford, James Wesley Douglas Bland, John Andrew Bowler, Rosa L. Dixon Bowser, Lucy Goode Brooks, Evelyn Thomas Butts, Peter Jacob Carter, Jennie Serepta Dean, James Farmer, Rev. Dr. Curtis West Harris, Andrew I. Heidelberg, Dorothy Irene Height, Rev. John Jasper, Charles Spurgeon Johnson, John Mercer Langston, Mildred Loving, John Mitchell, Jr., Lucy F. Simms, Gregory Hayes Swanson, Rev. Wyatt Tee Walker, and Dr. James Edward Maceo West.
Three additional public meetings will be held around the state as follows:
- Wednesday, August 16, Piedmont Virginia Community College, Main Bldg., Room 158, Charlottesville
- Thursday, August 17, Nursing and General Education Building, Norfolk State University, Norfolk
- Monday, August 21, Danville Community College, Danville
For inquiries, please contact Senate Committee Operations at 804-698-7450
Link to Study: http://studies.virginiageneralassembly.gov/studies/444