New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | February 21, 2020

Honoring New Kent’s first African-American supervisor

By Andre Jones | January 15, 2020 10:10 pm
Above, family members unveil the historic marker in honor of Samuel Wilson Crump during Wednesday afternoon’s ceremony in front of New Kent’s Historical Courthouse. Crump was the first African-American to serve on New Kent’s Board of Supervisors in 1955, serving a term of eight years and fighting for the rights to desegregate schools. Below, a close-up of the marker reveals just a few details of Crump’s influence in both New Kent County and the Commonwealth of Virginia.Andre' Jones photos

Above, family members unveil the historic marker in honor of Samuel Wilson Crump during Wednesday afternoon’s ceremony in front of New Kent’s Historical Courthouse. Crump was the first African-American to serve on New Kent’s Board of Supervisors in 1955, serving a term of eight years and fighting for the rights to desegregate schools. Below, a close-up of the marker reveals just a few details of Crump’s influence in both New Kent County and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Andre' Jones photos

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