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Sat, Aug 26



Enslaved African Landing Day 2023


Enslaved African Landing Day 2023
Enslaved African Landing Day 2023

Time & Location

Aug 26, 2023, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Hampton, Fort Monroe, Hampton, VA, USA

About the event

Enslaved African Landing Commeration Day. 

Join Project 1619, Inc., Fort Monroe Authority, National Park Service and the City of Hampton for the 1619 Commemoration of the First Enslaved African Landing Ceremony on August 26 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 "Freedom Road" and "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 as well as the Elegba Forklore Society  and Ubuntu Dance & Drum Collective.

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  • 10 minutes

    Drum Call

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