Saturday, May 27th
The African American Heritage Tour of Portsmouth
THE HERITAGE TOUR
Boarding Begins at 2pm
Climb aboard an air conditioned coach, get comfortable, and prepare for an on-time departure at 2:10pm.
The Historic Emanuel A.M.E. Church a major stop along the Underground Railroad.
Performance from History Alive
A Change is Gon’ Come: Songs and Stories of the Civil Rights Movement
Bus departs at 3:05pm
Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center
I Am A Man: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement in the South 1960-70
Program of Exhibits USA, national division of the Mid-America Arts Alliance and The National Endowment for the Arts.
Coretta: A Legacy of Love
Performance by Valerie Davis
Hailed as the first lady of the Civil Rights Movement, Coretta Scott King comes to life in this moving performance by Valerie Davis. From her marriage to an American icon to her life as a political activist, she is a legend in her own right.
Bus departs at 4:05pm
Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum
Special Exhibit: In the post-World War II era, “Baseball was king” in the sports world of Hampton Roads, especially in the African American community. Discover the joy of baseball among Portsmouth’s Black community in the mid-20th century by learning about some of its best-known players, teams, and ballparks at this new exhibit at the Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum.
Bus departs at 4:45pm and returns to the Festival
Tour Supported by:
The Virginia Affiliate of Young Audiences