Frank Trigg, Jr. (c. 1859-1933)

Born a slave in Richmond, Frank Trigg received an education because he lost his arm in a farming accident and could no longer do farm work. Trigg attended Richmond public schools and graduated with honors from Hampton Institute. Additional education included Norwich Academy in Connecticut. One of the first black educators in Lynchburg, he served as principal of the Polk Street and Payne Elementary Schools and of the Jackson Street School and the Morgan College Annex. He was co-founder of the Virginia Teachers’ Association and was instrumental in developing a normal school program attended by Lynchburg’s black teachers during the summer months.

Courtesy of the Southern Memorial Association and the Old City Cemetery

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