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August 24, 2019
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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Join the global commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first Africans. The First African Arrival occurred at Point Comfort in 1619, present site of national monument Fort Monroe in present-day Hampton, Virginia.
Fort Monroe Continental Park
20 Ingalls Road
Fort Monroe, VA 23651
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1619-2019 Commemoration at Fort Monroe

Saturday, August 24, 2019

9:30 am-11:00 am-Commemoration and Visitor Center Dedication Ceremony at Fort Monroe

11:30 am-5:00 pm-City of Hampton 2019 Commemorative Program at Continental Park

  • Food Trucks
  • Vendors
  • Cultural Group Displays
  • Exhibitors
  • Children’s Activities
  • Living History
  • Drumming and Dancing Presentations
  • Youth Performances
  • Storytelling
  • Musical Performances
  • Giveaways

12:00 pm-3:30 pm-African Landing Day Program presented by Project 1619 (Times subject to change)

12:00 pm-4:00 pm-Black Heritage Tours sponsored by the NPS at Fort Monroe (With park rangers and Vols.)

4:00 pm-6:00 pm-Mayor’s VIP Reception at Chamberlin Hotel in Main Dining Room (150 people)

6:00 pm-10:00 pm-African Landing Day Concert at Paradise Ocean Club-Sounds of Blackness