Growing Up in Ashland/Hanover

Black and White Experiences

 Staff Report

ASHLAND – Stories about growing up during the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s in the area were shared at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11, at Patrick Henry High School at 12449 W. Patrick Henry Rd. in Ashland.

“Untold Stories: Growing Up in Ashland/Hanover Black and White Experiences” is sponsored jointly by the Hanover Arts and Activities Center, the Hanover County Black Heritage Society, the Ashland Museum, and Ashland Main Street.

The program, which has been held each February since 2014, is offered free of charge and is open to the public. 

This year’s storytellers included: Norman Bowles, Loretta Ellis, Lyn Hodnett, Janipher Robinson, Harold Stills and Charles Waldrop.

Dr. Jamelle Wilson will moderated the program.

Rev. Terry Sharpe made the closing remarks.

Video highlights from previous programs were be provided by Tom Wulf.

Krystal Brooks, Minister of Music, Shiloh Baptist Church, will lead a Community Gospel Choir to close the program.

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear about growing up and living in Hanover from the 1940s until the present, with an oral history that is real and personal.

Patrick Henry High School’s award-winning JROTC will present the colors. Other students will help with sound, lights, staging, and ushering.

For more information, call Sue Watson at 804-402-0296.

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