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April 12, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hampton History Museum Facebook Live
Hampton, VA 23669
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Descendant Engagement and Unearthing Collective Memory in Hampton Roads

Monday, April 12, 2021

**Due to internet issues in the area, this talk is being postponed until next Monday, April 12 at 7 pm** In February, Governor Ralph Northam announced that Fort Monroe, where the first Africans were brought to English speaking North America, was named a "site of memory" with the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization’s slave route project. Join Eola Lewis Dance, Acting Superintendent for the Fort Monroe National Monument as she discusses contraband communities, archeology, and descendant engagement. Dance is a 20-year employee of the National Park Service. She has served in many roles in public history and historic preservation to include Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, Carter G. Woodson Home, and Harriet Tubman National Monument and Historical Park. After serving as the National Capital Regional Ethnographer, Eola joined the team at Colonial National Historical Park as the Park Historian and supervisor of Resources Stewardship and Science.

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