Events

Meet Me at Kelly’s Cab Stand:
An Afternoon of Remembering

Barbara Hamm LeeSunday, October 15, 2017, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Portsmouth Neighborhood Facility Recreation Center, 900 Elm Ave., Portsmouth
A reception to follow at the Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum, 904 Elm Ave. Join the host of WHRV 89.5-FM’s Another View, Barbara Hamm Lee, as she leads an audience-participation discussion of places in mid-20th century Portsmouth that were important to the African American community. Please join us and share your memories of the businesses, offices, and special places that you remember!

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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.