John Norman Street Dedication

Photo by Christian Tyler Randolph, Charleston Gazette-Daily Mail

On May 14, 2016, The West Virginia Center for African American Arts and Culture hosted a ceremony for the official dedication of John Norman Street. Above: Sam Fouad, son-in-law to John Norman Jr., watches as Anthony Kinzer (right) director of the West Virginia Center for African-American Art & Culture, pours out the contents of a mason jar to officially “christen” a corner of the newly renamed John Norman Street at its corner with Shrewsbury Street. John Norman Street, formerly two blocks of Lewis Street, is named for John Norman Sr., the first licensed African-American architect in West Virginia, and his son, John Norman Jr., a renowned cardiovascular surgeon.

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Media Coverage

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Photos

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Elder William Holland, Anthony Kinzer, Anthony Kinzer, Jr., and Michael Kinzer
Photo by Julius Jackson

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Elder William Holland, Anthony Kinzer, Arnold Palmer, Anthony Kinzer, Jr., and Michael Kinzer
Photo by Julius Jackson

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Arnold Palmer
Photo by Julius Jackson

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Preston Estes and Julius Jackson
Photo by Julius Jackson

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Julius Jackson Jr and Sam  Fouad
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Sam Fouad and Debbie Wilkerson
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Left to Right: Ann Bird, Emelda Purnel, John Anderson, Louise Dawson,Julius Jackson (sitting), Pam Nixon, Mary Booker, Sam Fouad, Debbie Wilkerson, and Chlorine Carter.
Photo by Julius Jackson

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Clarence Palmer (far right), Lucia James, and Rick Brown attended the dedication
Photo by Julius Jackson

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Joe Geiger and Sam Fouad
Photo by Jonathan Adler, Executive Director of the West Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects

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Sam Fouad
Photo by Christian Tyler Randolph, Charleston Gazette-Daily Mail

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Anthony Kinzer watches the cerimony beneath the newly minted John Norman Street sign
Photo by Christian Tyler Randolph, Charleston Gazette-Daily Mail

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Joe Geiger, Director of West Virginia Archives & History presents
Photo by Christian Tyler Randolph, Charleston Gazette-Daily Mail

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Photo by Christian Tyler Randolph, Charleston Gazette-Daily Mail

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Preston Estes
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Anthony Kinzer
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Robert Sheets (with cane), Clarence Palmer (with camera) and Cubert Smith
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Joe Geiger, Director of West Virginia Archives & History
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Anthony Kinzer and John Anderson
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Sam Fouad
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Sam Fouad and Anthony Kinzer
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Richard Wolf and Councilman Cubert Smith
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Cubert Smith
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Videos

Video by Jonathan Adler, Executive Director of the West Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects

Video by Jonathan Adler, Executive Director of the West Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects

Video by Jonathan Adler, Executive Director of the West Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects

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