Tag Archives: Black_History

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • Exterior of the Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum

    The Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum – Black History Year Round

    Find out how baseball led the way in local desegregation within Hampton Roads. Portsmouth and Hampton led the charge at their local stadiums and after a lengthy boycott, Norfolk did the same. Learn more at the Portsmouth Colored Community Library where Black History is commemorated year-round.