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Ms. Martha Reads

Children's Museum of Virginia 221 High Street, Portsmouth, VA

Ms. Martha Razor presents "The Donkey Who Lost his Memory," a children's story and puppet show written by a Portsmouth student.  Guests will have the opportunity to hear and particiapte […]

$11

Black History Trivia at the Portsmouth Library

Portsmouth Public Library - Main Branch 601 Court Street, Portsmouth, VA

Participate in our Black History Trivia Contest. Hint: answers are on the bulletin board. Kid-friendly.

Discover African American Scientists at the Children’s Museum

Children's Museum of Virginia 221 High Street, Portsmouth, VA

Discover African American scientists and their significant contributions during the month of February. Their profiles will be featured throughout the 2nd floor and experiments related to their work will be […]

Caribbean Dreaming

Portsmouth Public Library - Main Branch 601 Court Street, Portsmouth, VA

Portsmouth Public Library and Black History Now presents Caribbean Dreaming, an opportunity to explore Caribbean Steel Drums through a historical and musical demonstration.  Learn how drums were outlawed on many […]

Wild Kratts Ocean Adventure! The Exhibit

Children's Museum of Virginia 221 High Street, Portsmouth, VA

Treat your kids to this interactive exhibit from the popular Wild Kratts TV show. Children can explore ocean animals and their habitats, while using Wild Kratts technology to embark on […]

An Architecture of Democracy in a Landscape of Slavery

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center Annex 420 High Street, Portsmouth, VA

The Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center along with Black History Now is proud to present University of Virginia Professor Dr. Louis P. Nelson to discuss The Architecture of Democracy in […]

Tuskegee Airmen: The First Top Guns

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center Annex 420 High Street, Portsmouth, VA

The Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center and Black History Now present the Tuskegee Airmen: The First Top Guns.  In May of 1949, the  U.S. Military was still segregated.  The U.S. Air […]

Urban Slavery and the Construction of Drydock #1 at the Gosport Shipyard

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center Annex 420 High Street, Portsmouth, VA

The Portsmouth History Museums and Black History Now present Dr. Linda Upham-Bornstein's presentation Engineer Loammi Baldwin, Urban Slavery, and the Construction of Dry Dock #1 at Gosport Shipyard.  When Dry Dock […]

African American History Expo

Portsmouth Public Library - Main Branch 601 Court Street, Portsmouth, VA

The Portsmouth Public Library, Main Branch and Black History Now present an African American History Expo.  Celebrate African American history and music featuring handcrafted items, music from Porte Towne Magic, and speaker […]

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Soul Finger Project

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center 400 High Street, Portsmouth, Virginia

This 4-person art exhibition features paintings and drawings influenced by contemporary Black Culture that traces its roots to the Caribbean, Northern Africa and beyond. Featured artists are Anthony Burks, Sr., […]

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