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Dedication of the historical marker “Joseph R. Holmes” in Charlotte County
October 23, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The marker “Joseph R. Holmes” will be dedicated at 1 p.m. at the Old Court House in the town of Charlotte Court House. Holmes, born enslaved, served as a delegate to the Virginia Republican Party conventions in 1867 and 1869 and was elected to represent Charlotte and Halifax Counties in Virginia’s Constitutional Convention of 1867-68. On May 3, 1869, four white men murdered Holmes on the county’s courthouse steps. The men charged with his murder were never tried.