Our Love for the "Lawnz"

Like No Other Neighborhood

by Hafiz Naim Ali Camp



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/7/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 214
ISBN : 9781490795485
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 214
ISBN : 9781490795508
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 214
ISBN : 9781490795478

About the Book

Explore the African American neighborhood of Warwick Lawns, the hub of African American society in Newport News, Virginia, and the people that grew up there, where they went, what they did, and the circle of friends they did it with. You’ll be amazed at their resourcefulness in a neighborhood with no recreational facilities, not even sidewalks.

About the Author

The author is a retired U.S. Marine working on his second project that focuses on his neighborhood Warwick Lawns, which was the first African American neighborhood on the Virginia peninsula. He has elected to highlight distinguished individuals from the neighborhood presenting the military, civil servants, doctors, educators, musicians, and professional athletes, to name a few. Additionally, he talks about life growing up in a neighborhood that was constructed back in the corner of Denbigh for Black military families that couldn’t reside in the predominately White areas in the 1950s.