Tag Archives: African-American_Heritage

  • I.C. Norco, Jeffrey Wilson, and Sisseiretta Jones

    African American Heritage Tour of Portsmouth, Virginia

    Three Centuries Of History African Americans from Portsmouth made significant contributions to the early and present history of the city, region, and nation.  Their influences and contributions are traced from the Revolutionary War, Civil War, both World Wars, through segregation, the fight for civil rights, right up through the Black Lives Matter movement.  The people …

  • Woodcut of Nat Turner Rebellion

    Juneteenth Virginia Presents “12 Days of Nat Turner”

    12 Days of Turner: Reframing History in the 21st Century October 31– November 11 Hosted by JuneteenthVA in Tidewater-Hampton Roads, Virginia – the location of both the first enslavement and first freeing of African men and women on American soil Starting on the 189th anniversary of the Nat Turner Insurrection, JuneteenthVA is presenting 12 Days …

  • Artist Rendering for Summers in Suffolk by Sis Maizell

    Portsmouth Theater Academy Announces 20-21 Show Schedule

    Summers in Suffolk – 6 Plays in One The Portsmouth Theater Academy, Portsmouth’s newest performance group, will produce all six plays in local playwright, Sheri Bailey’s Summers in Suffolk.  Shows begin in October and continue monthly through March.  The Academy took over the old Colony Theater located on High Street in Olde Towne Portsmouth.  The …

  • Black History Month Portsmouth logo

    13 Things to Do in Portsmouth During Black History Month

    A Brief History The roots of Black History Month can be traced all the way back to 1915, 50 years after the 13th amendment was passed. Two gentleman scholars, Carter Woodson and Jesse Moreland, founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. The Association was dedicated to researching and promoting the accomplishments …