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Portraits of Service

January 24, 2023

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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until March 31, 2023

This two-month temporary display showcases some of the many local African Americans who joined the Armed Forces during the mid-twentieth century. The photographs and captions come from the archives of the Portsmouth Star’s “Colored Notes” section, an African-American focused component of the local newspaper introduced by Jeffrey T. Wilson in 1924.


January 24, 2023


Naval Shipyard Museum
2 High Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704 United States
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