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Uprooted: New Documentary Premieres Friday, Dec. 8

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New Documentary Premieres Dec. 8, 8:30 p.m., on WHRO TV 15.

In the 1960s, residents wanted a thriving Black neighborhood in Newport News, Virginia, to keep growing. White city leaders wanted that land for a new college. Only one side had the power of eminent domain. The Johnsons, one of the last families in the neighborhood, tell the nearly forgotten story of a college expansion like the ones that broke up Black communities across Virginia and the country.

Watch this documentary produced by the Virginia Center for Investigative Journalism at WHRO and ProPublica. Airs Friday, Dec. 8 at 8:30 p.m. Set a reminder to tune in.