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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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Aug 02

Newsome House Seeks Storytellers of the Civil Rights Movement in Hampton Roads

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 had1963_march_on_washington_SC 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.