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(seal) Consolidation of Newport News Virginia, 1958 Near this site on July 1, 1958, Mrs. Philip W. Hiden and Mrs. Homer L. Ferguson, assisted by Shipyard Board Chairman J. B. Woodward, Jr., cut the ribbon marking the consolidation of the cities…
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(panel 1) Looking across the James here on June 2, 1608, you might have seen a strange sight. A large vessel sailed past with a smaller vessel in tow—neither resembling the canoes used by native people on this river. The larger boat was …
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Formed in 1924 when Huntington Park was established. This lake was popularly known as Lake Biggins by action of the Newport News City Council May 14, 1979. The lake became officially named to honor this dedicated public servant. Joseph Charles …
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The main gallery of the War Memorial Museum was erected in 1953-54 under an appropriation of the 1952 General Assembly of Virginia The rear gallery was erected in 1941 under the Joint Appropriations of the 1940 General Assembly and the Council …
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As part of Dr. King's crusading efforts, he made appearances at historically black colleges throughout the country, including Hampton Institute, to spread his message. As a man of the cloth, his most frequent venue for reaching African Americans w…
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Groundbreaking for this memorial devoted to Dr. King took place September 10, 2010, as part of Southeast Community Day. The keynote speaker was his daughter and national president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Dr. Bernice A. Kin…
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The report of Dr. King's death by an assassin's bullet on April 4, 1968, left the nation and the world stunned. The shock was especially pronounced because the minister had advocated nonviolence throughout his civil rights career. A victim of the …
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Phillis Wheatley (c. 1753-1784) was America's first black published poet. Born in Africa, she was brought to Boston in 1861 and sold to merchant John Wheatley as a servant for his wife. Phillis was tutored by her progressive owners and received an…
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In 1906 this house became the home of J. Thomas Newsome (1872-1942) and his wife Mary. A lawyer, churchman and newspaper editor, Newsome was an early advocate for Huntington High School and also formed the Colored Voters League of Warwick County. …
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The Owners This house has served two families. It was built in 1899 by Dr. William R. Granger as a residence for his large family. In 1906, Granger sold igt to Joseph Thomas Newsome and his wife Mary. Mr. Newsome was a newly arrived attorney w…
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