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1619 Commemoration of the First Enslaved African Landing

August 21, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free

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

11 am

Keynote Speaker KRS-One

Libation Ceremony, African dance and drum performances

12 noon

National Bell Ringing Ceremony

1:30 pm

Evolution of Freedom Concert featuring Delfeayo Marsalis

3 pm

Evolution of Freedom Talkback Session featuring Delfeayo Marsalis and KRS-One

Details

Date:
August 21, 2021
Time:
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://fortmonroe.org/event/public-event-african-landing-day/?instance_id=3333

Organizer

Fort Monroe Authority
Phone:
757-637-7778
Website:
fmauthority.com