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Segregation-era school transportation pioneer in Hanover honored with highway marker

from Richmond Times-Dispatch

In the early 20th century, Lucian Hunter’s family was denied public transportation to the segregated schools of Hanover County. On Saturday, his descendants were given a police escort to the unveiling of a placard honoring Hunter's work helping black students get to school. A highway marker recognizing Hunter's acquisition of Hanover's first school bus for African-Americans in 1934 was revealed to the public Saturday near the intersection of North Washington Highway and Berkley Street in Ashland. Hunter got the bus with the support of the Chickahominy Baptist Association. more

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