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Historic Newton presents Moving North
February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday, February 16, 7:00 pm
Between 1870 and 1900, more than 100 Black families moved from Virginia to West Newton, seeking mobility and better opportunities after the Civil War put an end to slavery. Historic Newton presents “Moving North: Black Virginians in Newton,” a talk that follows the lives of some of these families, exploring what they left behind, and the lives they were able to build in their new location.