This is one of the little known hidden secrets in Newport News, VA. The Victorian style house was the home of Joseph Thomas Newsome, the son of former slaves and one of the first African Americans to practice law before the Supreme Court of VA after the Civil War. The permanent exhibit not only tells Newsome's story, but the history of the African American Community in Newport News. The parlor and what might have served as the master bedchamber for the Newsomes hosts changing exhibits showcasing talented African American artists. It's free but they welcome donations.
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