Cooper Hurley Supports Colored Community Library Museum in Portsmouth and Breast Screening Center
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers recently made donations to Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum and Bon Secours Health Center’s Mammography Room at Harbour View in Suffolk.
The Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum on South Street near Effingham Street in Portsmouth, took a decade to open.
The location at 804 South Street is the former Portsmouth (Colored) Community Library which served black patrons from 1945 until 1963, when the main library was integrated. The land at this site was purchased with donations made by Portsmouth citizens, black and white, and the building was constructed at city expense.
The project marked the end of years of disrepair. In 2003 the African American Historical Society of Portsmouth decided to prioritize saving the building. With the help of the City of Portsmouth; Greg Rutledge, AIA, of Hanbury, Evans, Wright, and Vlattas and Company; the Norfolk Foundation; the Beazley Foundation; Wheelabrator Technologies; and many local people, businesses, churches, and organizations, the building was saved and renovated.
Bon Secours Health Center in Suffolk at Harbour View Millie Lancaster Women’s Center opened a state-of-the-art mammography room on Feb. 24, thanks in part to local donations.
We were happy to support these two great causes. About one in eight women will develop breast cancer over the cause of her lifetime.
Cooper Hurley injury Lawyers continue to support good causes in the community. Just last weekend we were a sponsor of the Larchmont Elementary School Spring Carnival in Norfolk.
Contact Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers at 757.455.0077 or see Cooperhurley.com.