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African American History Expo

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 Jack Gary, Director of Archaeology for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.  Mr. Gary will discuss the excavations at the First Baptist Church in Williamsburg.  The church was organized in 1776 by a group of courageous slaves and free blacks who wanted to worship God in their own way.  Learn the fascinating history of this early African American congregation.  Free Event.