The Association of African American Museums and the Fort Monroe partners hosted a virtual town hall discussion, “Lifting Your Voice: 1619 and the Power of Collaboration”. This discussion explored the significance of 1619 addressed the theme, “reflect on the past, embrace change, and engage for the future.”
Association of African American Museums
Time: 2:00 pm ET
August 22nd, 2020
Who & What:
The first African landing in English North America occurred in 1619 when a vessel carrying “20 and odd” enslaved Africans arrived at Point Comfort (present-day Fort Monroe) in late August. As we honor and remember the arrival of first Africans to the Virginia Colony panelists Eola Dance, Acting Superintendent Fort Monroe National Monument; Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander, Dean of College of Liberal Arts at Norfolk State University; Glenn Oder, Executive Director of Fort Monroe Authority; and Calvin Pearson, Founder and President of Project 1619 reflected on this rich history and the making of America.
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