Voter Registration Day Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum

Saturday, September 8 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Join the Portsmouth Museums and the City of Portsmouth's Office of the General Registrar and register to vote. Take the first step to vote and learn how the Community Library assisted in the voting process from 1945-1963.

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The Portsmouth Community Library served black patrons from 1945 until 1963, when the main library was integrated. The small, one-story brick building was originally located on South Street near Effingham Street. The land at this new location was purchased with donations made by Portsmouth citizens, black and white.