New markers at Fairfax Co. in honor of African Americans

Six new historical markers honoring African Americans will be installed in Fairfax County next year.

Six new historical markers honoring African Americans will be installed in Fairfax County next year.

Last July, the district launched the first-ever history honors contest for students in grades K through 12.



The six winners include a marker honoring Louise Archer, who started one of the county’s first African-American 4-H clubs.

Others to be recognized include Annie Harper, who challenged the constitutionality of the poll tax in Virginia, and General Colin Powell, who was the first chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and US Secretary of State.

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