So far, he’s been involved in getting six historical markers erected or approved in the Roanoke Valley with two more in the pipeline.
Only Richmond has more historical markers to Black History.
Five new markers recognize civil rights history in Southwest and Southside.
A historical marker will commemorate the life and death of Joseph Holmes, who rose from slavery to elected office.
The town now has a historical marker about the first Black woman to receive a doctorate in zoology.