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Screenshot of Photo Thumbnails from THE ANNE SPENCER HOUSE & GARDEN MUSEUM, INC. IN THEIR OWN WORDS Purpose: To preserve and celebrate, through education and research, the literary, cultural, and social legacy of Anne Spencer, thus memorializing her contributions and those of the Spencer family, to the City of Lynchburg, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the United States of America. Mission: To engage in a broad range of innovative and traditional educational enterprises that use the Spencer properties, collections, and archives to illustrate and document Anne Spencer's philosophy, vision, and literary accomplishments. Objectives: To deliver learner-centered programs and projects that stimulate creativity, promote historical awareness, and foster respect for the dignity of all people. To encourage, support, and undertake scholarly research that expands, regionally and nationally, recognition and appreciation of the Spencer heritage. To ensure the preservation, security and integrity of the Spencer structures, grounds, materials, and documents 105 THE TIGER & THE TORCH Page | 72

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