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Newport News Now is a daily e-newsletter that launched in March 2016. Articles that ran in our newsletter between March 2016 and March 2018 are available on these pages. Newsletters produced beginning in April 2018 can be viewed on our new daily newsletter page.

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Feb 12

W. Hale Thompson Mural Unveiled

Posted on February 12, 2018 at 10:42 AM by Communications Department

File Feb 10, 3 14 52 PMOn Saturday, the City unveiled its latest mural in the Southeast Community, this one honoring the late Civil Rights Activist W. Hale Thompson. Thompson was instrumental in integrating Newport News public libraries, and the mural, by Newport News native Asa Jackson, adorns the side of Esquire Barber Shop near the corner of Jefferson Avenue and 25th Street, the former home of Thompson’s law office.