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Date:
March 22, 2020
Time:
3:00 PM
Location:
York Hall
Address:
301 Main Street
Yorktown, VA 23692
Contact:
757.890.4122
Cost:
Free
Dr. Cassandra L. Newby-Alexander Book
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“An African American History of the Civil War in Hampton Roads” Historic Lecture

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Dr. Newby-Alexander charts the history of the remarkable Hampton Roads African American community from the Civil War to Reconstruction.

Dr. Cassandra L. Newby-Alexander is Professor of History, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, and Director of the Joseph Jenkins Roberts Center for the African Diaspora at Norfolk State University. Based on her book of the same title, she charts the history of the remarkable Hampton Roads African-American community from the Civil War to Reconstruction. It was in Hampton Roads that hundreds gained their freedom, including those who took up arms to fight for it. Through a fascinating narrative and stunning vintage photographs, the audience will discover the struggles and triumps of the African Americans of Hampton Roads.