... 1937(75 years ago today), in Washington, D.C., Lucy Addison died, a few weeks shy of 76 years after her birth in Upperville, Fauquier County, Virginia, in the 1st year of America's Civil War. Her home after that war was a farm bought by her father. Eventually she enrolled in Philadelphia's Institute for Colored Youth, graduating with a teacher’s diploma in 1882. Within 6 years she'd been not only a schoolteacher, but also as assistant principal at the First Ward Colored School in Roanoke, Virginia. Later she was made principal of a school for black children that went only through 8th grade; "by gradually introducing new coursework, Addison eventually created a full high-school curriculum." Following her retirement in the late 1920s, she was honored with the opening of Lucy Addison High School, still in existence today.