Celebrate African American History Month in Hampton Roads

Hampton Roads is an area diverse and rich in history and an area that has a large number of events celebrating African American History Month for the entire month of ...

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Celebrate African American History Month in Hampton Roads

Posted by Eric Blackwell on Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 at 11:17am.

Hampton Roads is an area diverse and rich in history and an area that has a large number of events celebrating African American History Month for the entire month of February. Many of these events are open to the public at no cost, but they fill up fast. Here are three FREE events of the many that are happening soon among all the ones in Hampton Roads that still have room for you. 

Home school Discovery Days: African American History Month & Crafts

Home school Discovery Days is an educational opportunity for home schoolers in grades K-5 that celebrates African American History Month with a review of biographies on trail-blazers and leaders. Kids get to create a "hands wreath" of their own with many different skin tones.  and add your own special touch. Grades K-5. Registration is not required.

This is held at the Kempsville - Virginia Beach Public Library at 832 Kempsville Road. February 25, 2020 at 2-3pm. You can call 757 385-2627 to confirm the times and for more details or visit this WEBSITE .

Chesapeake African American Heritage Trail Tour

Walk back in time and visit pioneers, activists, war heroes, and many more. The City of Chesapeake is offering an African American Heritage Trail Tour Thursday February 13th (All other dates are full! This is a popular event!)  Learn about the triumphs and tragedies that define our nation today. Take a tour of several of the sites that played a role in the Revolutionary War and Civil War, the Underground Railroad, and more, including Great Bridge Battlefield Museum & Park,  Cornland School, Dismal Swamp Canal Trail & Superintendent's House and the Unknown & Known Afro-Union Civil War Soldiers Memorial.

Where: Meet at the Chesapeake Visitor Center - 1224 Progressive Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23320

When: Tour starts promptly at 8:30 AM and the tour lasts until 12:30 PM. Rain or shine and there is NO COST. You do need to register with Wendy Debman at (757) 382-1355 or wdebman@cityofchesapeake.net.

 

Born Innovators- A Black History Showcase

 The Slover Library in Norfolk will be hosting a FREE exhibit on African American Innovators including local small businesses, showcase talents, and celebrate US. Come celebrate the innovators of our time. on Saturday February 15th at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. The Slover Library is located at <span >235 East Plume Street in Norfolk.
To find out more and register for this no cost event, follow this link: Born Innovators- A Black History Showcase 

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