2019 Commemoration of the First African Landing Concert

Hampton Coliseum 1000 Coliseum Drive, Hampton, VA

The City of Hampton invites you to the First African Landing Commemoration Concert featuring COMMON with Sounds of Blackness.  This is just one of many activities being held in Hampton, VA August 23-25, 2019 to recognize the 400th anniversary  of the 1619 first landing of Africans in English North America at Point Comfort, site of Fort Monroe... View Article

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Tree House at Hampton University Museum

Hampton University Museum 14 Frissell Avenue, Hampton, VA

Tree House is a children’s membership program that was developed to expand the Friends of the Museum Membership program and enhance family visits. Geared toward children 4 -14, Tree House is rooted with a strong educational component that emphasizes the Museum’s collection through workshops and specialized programs including the 2019 Commemoration themes. To learn more... View Article

1619: Making of America Summit

Norfolk State University 700 Park Avenue, Norfolk, VA

Join scholars, thought leaders, artists, filmmakers, and students as they participate in keynote addresses, interactive conversations, and panel discussions both live and online. Highlighting the commemoration themes of democracy, diversity and opportunity, this cross-cultural event will explore the 400-year journey of the three founding cultures: Native, African and English peoples, and their contributions and influence that... View Article

The Association for the Study of Worldwide African Diaspora

College of William & Mary 200 Stadium Dr, Williamsburg, VA

Cutting-edge scholarship, cultural events, film festivals and excursions to local historical sites highlight and celebrate the global dimensions of the African Diaspora and the centrality of black people worldwide to the making of the modern world

Tree House at Hampton University Museum

Hampton University Museum 14 Frissell Avenue, Hampton, VA

Tree House is a children’s membership program that was developed to expand the Friends of the Museum Membership program and enhance family visits. Geared toward children 4 -14, Tree House is rooted with a strong educational component that emphasizes the Museum’s collection through workshops and specialized programs including the 2019 Commemoration themes. To learn more... View Article

Contraband Commemoration Virtual Campfire Chat

As we think about the impact of a decision on a life, a community, a people, and the world, explore the lasting legacy and modern-day relevance of the risk and perseverance exhibited by freedom seekers in discussion with Dr. Eric Claville, Norfolk State University Director of African American Public Policy and Mr. Joseph McGill, Founder... View Article

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A Taste of Liberty: Fort Monroe and the Grand Contraband Camp

Dr. Matthew R. Laird, Partner & Senior Researcher of the James River Institute for Archaeology, Inc., will present the archaeological findings from the survey of the community that evolved in the ruins of Hampton after it was abandoned by Virginians following succession from the Union in 1861. Through mapping, research, and careful excavation in coordination... View Article

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2021 William Tucker 1624 Society African Landing Day

Tucker Family Cemetary 1 Sharon Court, Hampton, VA

This year's theme is Bridging the Gap and the featured speaker will be his Excellency Ambassador Joaquim do Espirito Santo, Angolan Ambassador to the United States. This event is free and open to the public.

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1619 Commemoration of the First Enslaved African Landing

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... View Article

Free