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African Landing Day

August 25 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 am

Saturday, Aug. 24, 2024
Join the Fort Monroe Authority, National Park Service, Project 1619, and the City of Hampton for the 1619 Commemoration of the First Enslaved African Landing Ceremony on Saturday, August 24 from 10 am – 4 pm at Fort Monroe. The keynote address will be given by Ric Murphy, educator, historian, lecturer, and award-winning author of the highly-acclaimed Arrival of the First Africans in Virginia. The event will include African drumming, a libation ceremony and special presentation by K. Johnson Elementary School “Crimson Thunder” drumline.

  • 9:30 Event Vendors open for guests.
  • 10 am  – Presentation of International Flags and Drumming
  • Libation Ceremony
  • 10:30 am Welcome by Mayor Tuck
  • African Naming Ceremony
  • Drumming & Dancing
  • Keynote Address
  • Noon – Bell Ringing Ceremony
  • Flower Petal Ceremony
  • Guests enjoy vendors.
  • 2 pm – Musical Performance
  • 4 pm – Day’s Program at Fort Monroe ends
  • 6 pm – Film Presentation with Panel Discussion at The American Theatre


Sunday, August 25, 2024
Cleansing and Healing Program at Fort Monroe’s Outlook Beach
On Sunday, August 25 from 6-8 a.m., a cleansing and healing program led by Priestess Amani Tori Nefer Atum Re will be held at Fort Monroe’s Outlook Beach. Participants are encouraged to wear white and respect the sacredness of the event.


August 25
6:00 am - 8:00 am


Fort Monroe Authority
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