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PIERCE STREET HISTORIC DISTRICT IN LY NCHBURG, VA Image Credit: The News and Advance of Lynchburg, VA 106 Just outside of Lynchburg’s downtown, there are about five acres of properties with African American historical significance called the Pierce Street Historic District 107 . A collection of highway markers 108 flank both sides of the street and a large portion of the properties still stand. Revitalization and maintenance is ongoing and some of the homes continue to be occupied by the descendants of their historic family members. THE TIGER & THE TORCH Page | 73

BLACK HISTORY MUSEUM & CULTURAL CENTER OF VIRGINIA RICHMOND, VA Screenshot from BHMVA IN THEIR OWN WORDS “The Museum seeks to become a permanent repository for visual, oral and written records and artifacts commemorating the lives and accomplishments of Blacks in Virginia. Our goal is to become a statewide resource on the many facets of Black history through exhibitions, discussions and celebrations.” 109 “The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia was founded in 1981 by Carroll Anderson, Sr. In 1991, the Museum was opened to the public at 00 Clay Street, in the historic Jackson Ward district of Richmond…” 110 In the spring of 2016, the Museum adopted a new location—the Leigh Street Armory… ” 111 THE TIGER & THE TORCH Page | 74