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C.M Eppes alumni remember former principal and civic leader




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Hampton unveils heritage markers honoring historic civic group for black women


Hampton and the Barrett-Peake Heritage Foundation will unveil two special markers Sunday in honor of a social reform pioneer who founded a historic woman’s civic group for black women.

The Virginia Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs began in the early 1900s, an affiliate of a national association that helped African-American women with civil rights issues and injustice.

Janie Porter Barrett, a social reformer and educator was the federation’s first president.

The first marker will be a Hampton Heritage Marker featuring Barrett and her legacy. The second marker is the State of Virginia highway marker, which honors the historic civic group.

“The historical significance of both markers’ unveiling is that it represents the corner of the block where…

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Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner


Abolitionist Frederick Douglass’

photographs at MAAH

Massachusetts was a hub of activism at the height of the abolitionist movement in the mid-1850s. Anyone interested in learning more about Frederick Douglass, one of the most famous activists with many ties in Boston, are encouraged to attend an exhibit of his photographs at the Museum of African American History, 46 Joy Street, Beacon Hill.