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Va. installing 5 new historical markers

Tuesday - 4/23/2013, 3:11am  ET

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Five historical markers are rising to honor notable Virginians and institutions.

The Virginia Department of Historic Resources says the markers will be installed in Lynchburg in recognition of C.W. Seay, an educator who fought for equal rights for African Americans, and in Petersburg in homage to the Bishop Payne Divinity School, which prepared black men for the ministry.

Three markers will be installed in Bath County. One will recognize businesswoman Letitia Pate Whitehead Evans, who died in 1953. She was elected in 1934 to the board of directors for the Coca-Cola Corp., making her one of the first women to sit on the board of major American company.

The other honors go to suffragist Mary Johnston and the estate established in 1923 by artists William and Christine Kendall and.

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