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African Arrival Commemorative Ceremony

August 20, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am

Located in Continental Park, presented by ceremony founder Project 1619, sponsored by the 2019 Commemoration.

Featuring performances, prayer, and a libation ceremony in recognition of the sacrifices and contributions of Africans to the early formation of this nation.

  •   African Naming Ceremony – Experience the traditional African naming ceremony performed by an
    African spiritual leader based on the individual’s spirit and social conscientiousness of their
    ancestry. A name is ones direct link to ones history, ones culture, and thus to ones psychological
    bearings and awareness.

  • Prayer Service – 6th Annual “Pilgrimage Prayer”, World Day of Reconciliation & Healing from
    the legacy of Enslavement, in partnership with the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation
    featuring the Rev. Ron Myers, Founder; and performances by the First Baptist Church, East
    End, Newport News, Gospel and Youth Choir. All clergy are welcome to join in the prayer service.

  • African Naming Ceremony – Experience the traditional African naming ceremony performed by an
    African spiritual leader based on the individual’s spirit and social conscientiousness of their
    ancestry. A name is ones direct link to ones history, ones culture, and thus to ones psychological
    bearings and awareness.

  • Details

    Date:
    August 20, 2016
    Time:
    8:30 am - 11:00 am