PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – Every February, Americans pause to remember the contributions made by great African Americans. For one Hampton Roads resident, there’s a part of Black History we shouldn’t forget.
Suffolk native Therbia Parker is a longtime collector of Black Americana. His collection is a reminder of the ugly truth about the history of racism in America.
Parker is a historian and lecturer and in this weeks edition of Reck on the Road, Parker shares his thoughts on how these items became symbols of a complex historical time in American history and how we can all learn from it.