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September 2021

State Historical Marker “Roger Arliner Young (1898-1964)” To Be Dedicated in Clifton Forge

September 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A state historical marker issued by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources will be dedicated that highlights the career of Alleghany County native R. Arliner Young, the first African American woman to earn a doctorate in zoology when she completed her Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania in 1940. The Town of Clifton Forge, where Young was born, will host a public marker dedication ceremony at 2 p.m., on Friday, September 24, at the Town Hall, located at 547 Main…

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