Posted on August 2, 2016 at 9:47 AM by Communications Department
The Newsome House, in conjunction with the Hampton Roads Oral History Project of Christopher Newport University and Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center, is looking for storytellers that lived in this area during the Civil Rights Movement to document the impact it had
here. Through oral history interviews, the project aims to record and preserve the experiences of local residents. Interviews are conducted by CNU students enrolled in Dr. Laura Puaca’s civil rights history course and are deposited with the Newsome House archives, Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center, and CNU’s Trible Library.
The next phase of the project starts in August, and new volunteers are needed! To learn more about getting involved contact Crystal Sessoms at 757-247-2360.