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2019 Commemoration of the First African Landing Concert

August 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hampton Coliseum, 1000 Coliseum Drive
Hampton, VA 23666 United States
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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 in Hampton. For details on all activities, please visit FirstAfricanLanding.com.   Tickets are free to the public with a limit of 4 tickets per household.  Everyone must…

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Day of Healing and Gospel Music Festival

August 25, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Continental Park at Fort Monroe
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September 2019


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Tree House at Hampton University Museum

September 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Hampton University Museum, 14 Frissell Avenue
Hampton, VA 23668 United States
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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 about Tree House at the Hampton University check out the Tree House Flyer

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1619: Making of America Summit

September 25, 2019 - September 28, 2019
Norfolk State University, 700 Park Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23504 United States
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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 shaped the building of America.  Join us for 3 days of American Evolution.

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November 2019


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The Association for the Study of Worldwide African Diaspora

November 5, 2019 - November 10, 2019
College of William & Mary, 200 Stadium Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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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

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Tree House at Hampton University Museum

November 16, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Hampton University Museum, 14 Frissell Avenue
Hampton, VA 23668 United States
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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 about Tree House at the Hampton University check out the Tree House Flyer

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May 2021


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Contraband Commemoration Virtual Campfire Chat

May 22, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

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 and living history artist of The Slave Dwelling Project. We welcome Mr. McGill to the largest masonry fortification ever constructed in the United States, the…

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

May 24, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

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 with the City of Hampton, the team located the camp in present-day downtown Hampton. Laird will talk about the discoveries, successes, and challenges in analyzing…

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August 2021


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2021 William Tucker 1624 Society African Landing Day

August 20, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tucker Family Cemetary, 1 Sharon Court
Hampton, VA 23666 United States
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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

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…

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