While transcribing obituaries, I come across some interesting things and some things that make me want to learn more. In the 1890’s I kept seeing a reference to the “Bloodfield” area of Newport News. I had never heard that term before and all the articles that referenced it were referring to African Americans. I know from research that the downtown area of Newport News was predominately white until recent years so it caught my curiosity and I googled it. Found the below article from the Daily Press. Makes an interesting read.


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