The story was forgotten until the original indictment was discovered in the archives of the Rockingham County Courthouse, and the search is on for more records from this case as work is done to preserve and digitize historical records.
The lessons a Franklin county man taught his children continue to guide their lives today. Now, a book written by one of Charles Edwards' daughters captures many of the stories from a long and consequential life.
“He was an early aviation pioneer here from the Lynchburg area. And he was a Tuskegee airman,” said Lynchburg Regional Airport Assistant Manager Cedric Simon. “So, we’re really excited to have that piece of history here on display at Lynchburg Regional Airport.”
Roanoke College students and staff joined members of “Black in Appalachia” Tuesday night to hear and see the work they do in uncovering and highlighting Black History in the Appalachian Mountains region.
The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation is working toward creating a battlefield park in Toms Brook. The Foundation is preparing to close on an easement with Shenandoah County that would preserve an additional 123 acres of the battlefield there.