For over fifty years, Nannie B. Hairston labored with patience, compassion and humor for the good of the community. She arrived in 1953 from the coalfields of McDowell County, West Virginia, with her husband, John T. Hairston and her children. Nannie set about her work, despite entrenched segregation. The recipient of many awards and honors, she is a long-time member of Schaffer Memorial Baptist Church. She faithfully serves the NAACP, Christiansburg Community Center and the League of Women Voters.
In celebration of Nannie B. Hairston's life and work, grateful citizens dedicated this monument.
Approved by the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors, July 24, 2006.
Dedicated on October 28, 2006.