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Toliver Touts City’s Newtown History

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Posted: February 25, 2014

Author Ruth Toliver talks about the history of Newtown and the urban renewal project during a Black History Month talk at Massanutten Regional Library on Monday. (Photos by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
People look over historic photos Monday at The Massanutten Regional Library after author Ruth Toliver spoke about how the urban renewal project decimated parts of Newtown, a historically black neighborhood in Harrisonburg.

HARRISONBURG — Some of Ruth Toliver’s fondest memories growing up are the summers she spent with family in Harrisonburg.

Unlike in D.C., where she and her sister had to stay away from danger...



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