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Feb 02

Newsome House Remembers Carver High School

Posted on February 2, 2017 at 7:59 AM by Communications Department

newsomeHouse_SCThe Newsome House Museum and Cultural Center will honor Black History Month by celebrating Black History made in Newport News. On February 4 Newsome House will host the “History to Life Celebration” to honor the legacy and tradition of George W. Carver High School. Carver High was an all-black high school that opened in Newport News in 1949 and closed in 1971 as part of the city’s desegregation plan. The celebration will include an exhibition and alumni sharing memories of their experience attending the school.

In September 2016, a historical marker dedicated 9_19_george-w-carver_SCRCand placed at the old George W. Carver High School which is now known as Crittenden Middle School located at 6158 Jefferson Avenue in Newport News. Carver High School opened in 1949 as a consolidated African American school for grades 1-11, replacing inadequate, overcrowded facilities in the 1930s and 1940s.

To learn more about the event, visit www.newsomehouse.org .