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May 11, 2019

The exhibit features artist Richard Hollant’s photos of prominent residents of Virginia Beach's African American historic neighborhoods and video interviews.

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The group behind the city’s future African American Cultural Center is looking for stories about black people who lived, worked and led in Virginia Beach and Princess Anne County.

Board members who are planning the center, which will be next to Lake Edward Park at the c...


VIRGINIA BEACH — During the ceremony this past month, before the blessing of 4.8 acres of Lake Edward Park that someday will be the home of the African American Cultural Center, young people worked at a row of tables adorned with canvases that, wh...


The sound of the beating drums — steady, upbeat and soulful — set the tone Saturday for the blessing of the land ceremony at the site of what will be the African American Cultural Center.

The green space at the corner of Newtown Road and Hampshire Way is n...



City Councilwoman Amelia Ross-Hammond wants to make sure future generations of Virginia Beach residents know about the city's history.


She’s spearheading an effort to get an African American Cultural Center built in Virginia Beach.


“We want our story to...



The final product is many years and many millions of dollars away, but tonight, the dream of bringing an African American Cultural Center to the city will get its start.


The City Council is expected to donate nearly 5 acres of land near the intersection...

Since becoming a Virginia Beach councilwoman, Amelia Ross-Hammond has made it her mission to create an African American cultural center in that city.


She was surprised that of the 32 museums in Hampton Roads, only four of them are African American-centered.


"One of the...

​During the City Council briefing on Tuesday, July 14 at 3 p.m., Councilmember Dr. Amelia Ross-Hammond will address the progress, goals and vision of the proposed African American Cultural Center, which was established as a high priority during the City Council’s Leade...

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