The National Park Service, Fort Monroe Authority, and Association of African American Museums invites you to join us Wednesday, December 8th and Thursday, December 9th from 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm for for Part I of a collaborative initiative called Global Shared Heritage – Exploring the Arch of Freedom – African Landing through Emancipation at Point Comfort. We welcome Dr. Mia Carey from Unearthing the Past and longtime friend of Fort Monroe Mr. Richard Josey from Collective Journey’s Inc. as we explore the following training opportunities:


  • The Language of Inclusion and Equity: Fostering a Common Understanding
  • Fighting Systems not People: Navigating Resistance to Inclusion and Equity


This training will set the groundwork for the scholars roundtable – Part II of Global Shared Heritage, anticipated to take place in March and will explore the following themes:

  • African Origins and European Expansion
  • Warfare and Slavery
  • Transatlantic Slave Trade and Middle Passage
  • Colonialism and African Landing in British North America
  • The Making of America and Racialized Slavery
  • Resistance and Freedom
  • Healing and Reconciliation
Finally, in May we ask that you plan to join us in development and attendance to Part III, which will include a symposium and/or speakers series. Collectively, these workshops and sessions will contribute to a best practices guide available for our use in training teams as we prepare for this global discussion of Fort Monroe history.
Register today! We look forward to learning and growing with you.

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We thank you for your commitment to expanding national and global narratives for the next generation. Your participation is key as we develop sustainable approaches to interpreting race in early America and the evolution of racialized slavery from a global perspective.  Please respond to this invitation with confirmation of your attendance, if you have additional questions please contact Eola Dance, Superintendent of Fort Monroe National Monument at or 757-876-0002.