Lynchburg, VA - The new Dunbar High School Memorial Wall was lifted into place Wednesday morning.
We were there for the heavy lifting, and as the wrap was taken off the stone. It contains the names of students and faculty who went to what was then Dunbar High School.
In the days before integration, black students were educated there from 1923 until 1970. Former students raised more than $80,000 in a little more than two years to make the memorial wall possible.
"Dunbar was a high school…E.C. Glass was the white high school. Dunbar was the black high school until 1970, when everything merged. We just want a memorial of the part that we had before 1970," said Robert "Madlad" Goins, who graduated from Dunbar Class of 1969.
Organizers will hold a public ceremony to unveil the wall on Saturday.