Fort Monroe’s 1619 commemoration challenges attendees to look at Black history with different perspective
Fort Monroe was full of music, dancing and reflection Saturday as a crowd gathered to commemorate the 402 years since the first Africans were brought to the shores of Point Comfort in what would become Hampton.
Destination Vacation: Fort Monroe, Virginia
Now that it’s spring, you may be looking for new things to do outside. With a history dating back 400 years, Fort Monroe is tucked away in Hampton and offers plenty of space for exploration and education.
NEWS: Phoebus Rising
The historic town of Phoebus is in the midst of another resurgence and revitalization. There is a palpable sense of excitement and progress in the air, and it’s infectious! Some say it has been a long time coming — now it seems that all the pieces are falling into place.
Fort Monroe named ‘site of memory’ under United Nations agency’s Slave Route project
Fort Monroe, where the first Africans arrived at English North America in 1619, has been named a “site of memory” with the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization’s slave route project, Gov. Ralph Northam said Friday.
Reck on the Road: Black History Driving Tour
The Hampton Convention and Visitor Bureau has put together a driving tour of black history sights for Black History Month and beyond. Check out a few of the spots in this week’s Reck on the Road.
15 U.S. Cities with Black History Sites You Must See
There are so many Black history sites across the country that commemorate important moments in not only Black history but American history. Many of these sites celebrate the awesome achievements of Black Americans while others honor the lives of so many who were unjustly taken from us.
Hampton heritage site driving tour commemorates Black history month
When considering places in Hampton to celebrate African American heritage, it’s not surprising to see the Fort Monroe National Monument listed as point of destination.
‘400 Years Forward’ driving tour in Hampton celebrates Black history
The 400 Years Forward driving tour through Hampton is a great way to celebrate the city’s rich African American heritage during Black History Month.
1865 Brewing Company – Freedom Starts Here!
The Phoebus section of Hampton oozes charm. Cruise down Mellen Street at the intersection with Mallory and you get the feel of a classic small-town American main street. Theater? Check. The American Theater is a treasure. Local restaurants? Check.
Where to Go in the South in 2021
Thinking about what travel should look like in the South in 2021 is difficult. It’s important to consider the coronavirus infection rates before going anywhere and to wear masks, even if it’s not mandated. The locations chosen aren’t major cities and provide better distance.
Hampton brewery, restaurant partner to release new beer
One of the newest beers at Oozlefinch Beers and Blending pays homage to a restaurant just a mile up the road.
Annual African Landing Day goes virtual with interactive Zoom call, continues its legacy to educate
Graylyn Owens came to Fort Monroe early Saturday and sat in his car overlooking the Chesapeake Bay near the state marker that commemorates the arrival of first Africans to Virginia in 1619.
9 National Park Sites Tied to Black History
Virginia’s Fort Monroe National Monument is the largest stone fort in American history as well as the site of Chief Black Hawk’s detainment, Civil War salvation, and the first arrival of Africans to the continent.