Willis Augustus Hodges Dune Talks

Feb 12, 2023

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Join Cape Henry Lighthouse on February 12th, 2023 in recognizing the birthday of Willis Augustus Hodges (1815-1890). A noted abolitionist, Hodges served as Cape Henry’s only African American lighthouse keeper in 1870! Dive deeper into the history and significance of Hodges’ service both at Cape Henry Lighthouse, as well as an anti-slavery activist, newspaper editor, and politician.

The Willis Augustus Hodges Dune Talk will be offered throughout the day at the base of the lighthouse and included with the cost of admission.