Virginia college honors professor's contribution to suffrage movement

LYNCHBURG, Va. — Randolph College hosted a ceremony at Wimberly Recital Hall to unveil a marker honoring former English professor Nellie Powell.'Th...

September 25, 2022
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LYNCHBURG, Va. — Randolph College hosted a ceremony at Wimberly Recital Hall to unveil a marker honoring former English professor Nellie Powell.'This for me is now like the end of seven years of trying to get places identified,' Nancy Tate, Virginia coordinator of the National Votes for Women Trail, said. 'So it's a very happy ending, very celebratory. I'm really pleased that the college embraced it this much.'The historical marker was placed near the corner of Rivermont and Norfolk avenues. A crowd of nearly 40 faculty, students, staff and members of the local League of Women Voters attended the unveiling.

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