Tag Archives: Black_History_Month

  • 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 …

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    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 …