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May 29, 1778

Dick Pointer, a black slave, helped to save about 60 settlers in the Greenbrier Valley

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1795

Thankful friends of Dick Pointer petitioned the Virginia Assembly for his freedom but were refused

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1801

Dick Pointer was purchased and freed

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1827

Dick Pointer died.

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1976

A stone was dedicated in Lewisburg to honor Dick Pointer's heroism

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