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1619 Commemoration of the First Enslaved African Landing
August 21, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
Join the First Enslaved African Landing program and concert on Saturday, August 21, at 11 a.m. at Fort Monroe Continental Park. As we commemorate 402 years of African American history we will reflect on the national and global significance of the African landing and the contributions of Africans and their descendants to American society. Events are free and open to the public. Food and merchandise vendors will be onsite.
Saturday, August 21, 2021
Fort Monroe Continental Park
Keynote Speaker KRS-One
Libation Ceremony, African dance and drum performances
National Bell Ringing Ceremony
Evolution of Freedom Concert featuring Delfeayo Marsalis
Evolution of Freedom Talkback Session featuring Delfeayo Marsalis and KRS-One