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August 2019

1619-2019 Commemoration at Fort Monroe

August 24 @ 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Fort Monroe, 20 Ingalls Road
Fort Monroe, VA 23651
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The 2019 Commemoration is a series of programs, events, and exhibits taking place throughout the 2019 calendar year that will commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first African landing at Point Comfort in Hampton, Virginia. The Hampton 2019 Commemorative Commission’s role is to implement a plan to commemorate the 1619 landing of Africans in English North America, seeking international recognition of enslaved Africans’ and their point of entry at Point Comfort in English-occupied North America, and realizing this vision through discourse,…

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