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55th Annual Black Regiment Monument Commemoration with NAACP-Newport

The Newport County Branch – NAACP will host its 55th Annual Black Regiment Monument Commemoration Ceremony on Sunday, August 28, 2022, 3:00p.m., at Patriots Park in Portsmouth (Intersections of Routes 24 & 114). The event is free and open to the public.


Guest Speaker is Hon. Ray Rickman, former State Representative, former Deputy Secretary of State, noted historian, rare book collector, and Executive Director of Stages of Freedom – a well-established organization dedicated to recognizing the accomplishments of people of color.

Alyse Antone-Smyth, Esq., Special Assistant Attorney General, will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies. Newport County Branch President ‘Jimmy’ Winters will offer welcoming remarks. Sen. James Seveney and Rep. Michelle McGaw will be recognized for their legislative efforts.

A memorial wreath laying ceremony and spiritual reflections will also be part of the program

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