Annie Mae Phillips

Annie Mae Phillips was born in 1932 in Newport News, Virginia. Her mother passed away when she was two years old, and her father worked in the Newport News Shipyard for more than thirty years before retiring. After her mother’s passing, she spent several years with other relatives until she moved in with her father in the Newsome Park development. The development had just opened in 1942. She attended Newsome Park Elementary School and Morrison High School. She did not graduate high school immediately, but took some time off for her family. Later in life she returned to complete her education and become a registered nurse assistant. Currently, she is involved in the Newsome Park Reunion Committee and local political efforts.

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-Interview and biographical information recorded in 2016.