PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – Throughout Black History Month, 10 On Your Side is sharing stories from across the Commonwealth of Virginia highlighting projects that are working to expand the narratives of Black History.

From the foundation of America to the future of newer offices within Virginia, 10 On Your Side’s Kara Dixon looks into how these projects and stories can help expand the understanding of how the past influences the present.

New reports will be premiered every Tuesday and Friday throughout February.

The video above features the Great Dismal Swamp Wildlife Refuge.

To learn more about the swamp and its history, click here.

To learn more about National Heritage Areas, click here.

To learn more about Eric Sheppard and his company, Mubita, LLC which is featured in the video, click here.

To learn more about Great Dismal Swamp National Heritage Area Act, click here.