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State Historical Marker “Augustus N. Lushington, VMD” To Be Dedicated

April 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A state historical marker issued by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources will be dedicated this Saturday that highlights the life of former Lynchburg resident Augustus Nathaniel Lushington, one of the first Black men to earn a doctorate degree in veterinary medicine in the United States.

The marker will be dedicated during a ceremony beginning at 2 p.m., April 10, at Fifth Street Baptist Church, 1007 Fifth Street, in Lynchburg. The ceremony is open to the public and attendees must observe state mandates for covid pandemic protocols for wearing masks and practicing social distancing.


April 17
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Fifth Street Baptist Church
1007 5th Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
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Updated April 8, 2021