Norcomium, High School Yearbook of I. C. Norcom High School; 1926
African American Historical Society of Portsmouth

Portsmouth, Virginia – Coastal-Hampton Roads Region
Media Relations Contact and Title: Lavoris Pace, Deputy City Manager pacel@Portsmouthva.gov / 757-487-9431 / www.blackhistoryportsmouthva.org 

The Norcomium is the first yearbook printed for I. C. Norcom High School, Portsmouth’s first high

school for African-Americans. Several prominent early black educators appear in the album’s photographs, including William Weaver who went on to become an early principal of Norfolk County High School. The yearbook is fragile and in dire need of conservation and rebinding.