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Date:
August 23, 2019
Time:
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:
Tucker Family Cemetery
Address:
1 Sharon Court
Hampton, VA 23666
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Hampton 2019: Tucker Family Cemetery Reflection and Commemoration

Friday, August 23, 2019

Participate in commemoration activities Aug. 23-25 in recognition of the first arrival of Africans in English North America, at Point Comfort (present-day Fort Monroe). See the full list of events below. The events are sponsored by the Hampton 2019 Commemorative Commission, the Virginia 2019 Commemoration, the City of Hampton, the Fort Monroe Authority and the National Park Service.

Hampton 2019 Commemoration events

Friday, August 23

9-11 pm-Tucker Family Cemetery Reflection and Commemoration

12 pm-Political Firsts Luncheon at Hampton Roads Convention Center-Paid Ticketed Event

Saturday, August 24

9:30 – 11 am-Commemoration and Visitor Center Dedication Ceremony at Fort Monroe

11 – 5 pm- Hampton 2019 Commemorative Program at Fort Monroe

  • Food Trucks
  • Vendors
  • Cultural Group Displays
  • Children’s Corner
  • Historical Tours
  • Living History
  • Drumming and Dancing Presentations
  • Youth Performances
  • Storytelling

12 – 4 pm-Black Heritage Tours sponsored by the National Park Service at Fort Monroe

1 – 4:30 pm-African Landing Day Program at Fort Monroe 

6 – 10 pm-2019 Commemoration Concert at Fort Monroe 

Sunday, August 25

3 – 7 pm-Day of Healing and Gospel Music Festival at Fort Monroe