Categories: Hampton Roads Community News

Peering Back Into Norfolk History

NORFOLK
A first kiss or just a day in the sun were shared by Norfolk residents during the recent unveiling of the City Beach historical marker in what is now the East Beach community. Mayor Kenneth Alexander, City Councilman Paul Riddick, former City Beach lifeguard Mervin Pitchford, East Ocean View Civic League representative Juanita Smith and local historian Kathleen Edward were among dignitaries on hand June 7 for the unveiling at the original 11-acre site of the public beach for African Americans under segregation. It opened in 1935. Photo by Ernest Lowery

Web Staff

Share
Published by
Web Staff
Tags: Black HistoryCity BeachNorfolkVirginia

Recent Posts

Site First Africans Arrived in English North America Revealed As Hampton, Not Jamestown

Publisher’s Note: Virginia has been preparing since 2016 for this year’s American Evolution commemoration of the 400th anniversary of events…

19 hours ago

Rep. Waters: 1st Black, 1st Woman Chairs House Finance

By Charlene Crowell TriceEdneyWire.com As 2019 begins, there is also a new Congress with leadership in the House of Representatives that makes…

5 days ago

NSU Alum To Share Her NASCAR Experience

PORTSMOUTH Norfolk State University graduate Brehanna Daniels, the first African-American woman on a NASCAR pit team, will be at the…

6 days ago

FIRED: 5 Black NFL Coaches

Five of the NFL’s seven African-American head coaches were fired on December 31st. Arizona Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks was…

6 days ago

Lone Norfolk Councilman Calls Foul To Redevelopment Plan

Norfolk City Councilman Paul Riddick has sent a letter to the Department of Housing and Urban Development  (HUD) demanding the…

6 days ago

Re-examining The Famous “Dream” of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide A lot of high profile types were infants or babes in…

7 days ago