Resistance and Resilience: A Memoir Workshop of the Jim Crow Era

Fridays, July 7, 14, 21, 28, 2017;
August 4, 11 18, 25, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

How did you, your family, and your community cope with the daily pressures and challenges of the Jim Crow Era? Join Lisa Hartz, the founder and director of the Seven Cities Writers Project, who is deeply committed to collecting and archiving this unique history, as you write in response to visual and literary prompts. These collected writings will be assembled into a volume and made available at the Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum as a resource.

Participation is free; please register by calling the History Division office at 757-393-8591.

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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.