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YCHC to Host lecture: ‘An African American History of the Civil War in Hampton Roads’

York County Historical Committee will be hosting a free public lecture on Feb. 27, 2022, at 3 p.m. at York Hall. (Courtesy of York County Historical Committee)

YORK COUNTY — York County Historical Committee (YCHC) will be hosting a free public lecture on Feb. 27, 2022, at 3 p.m. at York Hall.

The lecture is entitled “An African American History of the Civil War in Hampton Roads,” and will feature guest speaker Dr. Cassandra L. Newby-Alexander.

The title of the lecture shares the same name of one of Dr. Newby-Alexander’s books, which was was published in 2010.

The lecturer is a historian, author, professor of history, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and director of the Joseph Jenkins Roberts Center for the African Diaspora at Norfolk State University (NSU).

Dr. Newby-Alexander’s public lecture will explore the history of the Hampton Roads African American community from the time of the Civil War to Reconstruction.

After the lecture, Dr. Newby-Alexander will have some of her published books available for sale and signing, including her most recent book, “Virginia Waterways and the Underground Railroad”.

Seating is limited and face masks are required of all attendees.

YCHC is an advisory body to the York County Board of Supervisors. Part of the committee’s mission statement is to “document, celebrate, and perpetuate York County’s Historical importance, and to keep alive the traditions which form the foundations of America’s Heritage. York County Historical Committee accomplishes this goal by sharing information about York County history with the community, and by organizing various community events.”

YCHC announced that the event is subject to cancellation. If the lecture is canceled for any reason, notification will be made on the event hotline: (757)-890-3520.

More information on upcoming YCHC events can be found on the committee’s website.

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