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This virtual program will include a salute to thirty-six African American activists from Newport News, followed by a reading of a proclamation of appreciation to African Americans in Newport News by City officials. The program will be available to view on the Newport News Public Library’s and the City of Newport News’ social media accounts, and will debut on February 28th at 2pm.

Vanessa Adkins, right, is apprenticing under her cousin Jessica Canaday Stewart learning the finer points of traditional Chickahominy dancing. Photos taken at the Fall Festival and Pow Wow in Charles City on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.

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