First African Landing Commemorative Weekend

Join American Evolution, Fort Monroe Authority, Fort Monroe National Monument and the City of Hampton for 4 days of music, tours and the preview of the Fort Monroe Visitor and Education Center with galleries that commemorate 400 years of African American history.

First African Landing Commemorative Weekend will be held August 22-25 at Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia to commemorate the 400th Anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in English-occupied North America at Point Comfort in 1619. Public events begin the afternoon of August 22 and continue through August 25.
The 400th Commemorative Ceremony of the First African Landing will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 24.  Stay for the rest of the day and enjoy cultural demonstrations, Black cultural tours, living history demonstrations, vendors, children’s activities, musical performances and more in Continental Park. A healing ceremony will be held August 25.
Dominion Energy is the presenting partner of the Fort Monroe Visitor and Education Center.

EVENT DETAILS


Event Type: Signature Events

Start Date: August 22, 2019

End Date: August 25, 2019

Time: 

Venue: Fort Monroe

Hampton, Virginia


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American Evolution events and programs include a series of extraordinary projects ranging from special exhibitions, documentary film, scholarly works, interpretive centers, and digital applications to reinforce 1619 history, commemoration themes and Virginia’s role in the creation of the United States and its ongoing leadership in education, tourism, and economic development