Historical marker dedicated September 19, 2016. Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Transportation. Author of text: member of the Mt. Calvary Cemetery Complex Cemetery Preservation Committee (2015-2016), Nadia K. Orton, descendant and independent historian/professional genealogist. A sentence, contributed by Mr. Charles Johnson, descendant, historian and member, African American Historical Society of Portsmouth, Virginia, Inc., was not included in the final version.