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African American Research Society in Staunton aims to preserve history

May 2022--The Staunton-Augusta County African-American Research Society, or SACAARS, unveiled two more of its historical markers Saturday afternoon.

“We felt our history needs to be reserved for the future youth and the community,” Susie Brent King, president of SACAARS said.

These most recent markers were dedicated at T.C. Edmunds School and D.W. Davis School.

“It gives the history of when it was organized and who the teachers were and how they attended the school,” King said.

 Preserving Black history: Unveiling 5 historical markers in Staunton

March 2022--Last year, Staunton-Augusta County African American Research Society held a fundraiser that focused on preserving Black history and establishing historical markers in Staunton and Augusta County.

“The 2021 campaign enabled the historical society to research, design and complete five historical interpretive markers that will be placed in Staunton this spring. Each program will present the history along with a ribbon cutting ceremony with Staunton Mayor Andrea Oakes.

SACAARS unveiling six new historical markers around Staunton
March 2022--The Staunton-Augusta County African American Research Society works to preserve and showcase local African American history.
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