[Portsmouth, Va. 1945]. pp., plus text on inner front wrapper and both sides of rear wrapper. Quarto. Original printed wrappers, stapled. Minor edge wear, text a bit tanned. Very good. Item #WRCAM56324
An apparently unrecorded program of activities planned to celebrate the thirty- fifth anniversary of the founding of the Miller Day Nursery and Home, the first day care center for children of color in Portsmouth, Virginia. The center and school was established by Ida Barbour, the first African-American woman to establish such a school in Portsmouth. It is still in operation today, and is now known as the Ida Barbour Early Learning Center. The celebration, which took place on November 11, 1945, included music, devotionals, a history of the center, collection of donations, prayers, and speeches. The work is also supplemented with advertisements for local businesses on the remaining three pages and the inside rear cover of the wrappers. In all, these advertisements cover over forty local businesses, the majority of which were likely African-American-owned establishments. No copies in OCLC.