Lawyer Walker’s book presented

- Posted on Feb 12, 2020 - 02:39 PM

Gov. Ralph Northam, left, accepts a copy of the original manuscript of “Lawyer Walker of Virginia,” from Roberta Ray, center, and Dr. Dorothy C. Cooke of Gloucester. The memoir was the basis for the book, “The Honeypod Tree,” a biography of Thomas Calhoun Walker, the first black lawyer in Gloucester County. Ray and Cooke accompanied a delegation from Hampton University on Feb. 4 to meet with the governor. Bill Thomas of HU, a leader of the university’s fundraising effort for rehabilitation of Walker’s house, which is on Main Street in Gloucester, spoke on the effort, Ray said.