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Explore Black History in Portsmouth, Virginia

This February, experience Portsmouth’s rich Black History, and discover the people, places, stories and events that helped shape our city, our region and our nation. Find a full list of events, lectures and family fun below, and come celebrate Black History Month in Portsmouth!

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Black History Now – Art Is Revolutionary

Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum 904 Elm Avenue, Portsmouth, VA

In 2024 the arts take center stage, as Black History Now! showcases some of the area’s most successful Black artists, filmmakers, musicians, and changemakers. Meet the artists who made history […]

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Black History Month-Heroes and History Walk

Emanuel A.M.E. Church 637 North Street, Portsmouth, VA

Take this 90-Minute, guided walking tour of historic Emanuel A.M.E. Church – founded in 1772 and renowned as an important stop on the Underground Railroad. Meet the heroes and learn […]

Black History Month Story Time

Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum 904 Elm Avenue, Portsmouth, VA

Let your child's imagination soar with the African American Historical Society of Portsmouth and newscasters from WVEC 13News Now as we celebrate Black History Month by reading to your children. […]

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Black History Month – Front Porch Talk

Emanuel A.M.E. Church 637 North Street, Portsmouth, VA

Join us for our Front Porch Talk series, a dramatic journey through African American History in Portsmouth. Each Saturday during Black History Month, enjoy a performance you’ll never forget. February […]

Black History and Gullah Heritage Trip

Portsmouth, VA

Visit the New African American Museum in South Carolina! Cruise around Middleton Place Gardens and so much more. Space is limited and insurance is available upon request. Call The Senior […]

There's so much
to do in Portsmouth!