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Hyatt, Donald M., 1909-1989


From Wikipedia Donald M. Hyatt (June 7, 1909 – April 16, 1989) was the mayor of Newport News, Virginia from July 1, 1962 to June 30, 1970. He is perhaps best remembered for participating in a march through downtown Newport News following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., despite threats received by the police chief that if he did so, he "would not reach the foot of 25th Street alive." At the Newport News Victory Arch, he called on the black community of the city to "work together to build this mutual respect." He was born in Waynesville, North Carolina and died at Newport News in 1989.

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Trowel from cornerstone laying ceremony, 1967

 Item — Box: History 4
Identifier: TNA.H.Trowel