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  1. Hampton Carousel

    June 1, 2021, 11:00 AM - December 31, 2021, 8:00 PM @ Carousel Park & Hampton Carousel

    After being closed for over a year due to the pandemic, the Hampton Carousel opens for the 2021 season on June 1 with COVID protocols. Located in Carousel Park and operated by the Hampton History Museum, the former Buckroe Beach carousel is one of the City of Hampton’s most treasured historic assets. Built in 1920, the carousel is completely restored to its original beauty and housed in its own weather-protected pavilion at Carousel Park on the city’s downtown waterfront. It is one of only 170 antique wooden merry-go-rounds still existing in the U.S. Hand crafted by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company for the Buckroe Beach Amusement Park, Hampton's Carousel is a whirling tribute to the skill of its creators. The Hampton Carousel will operate under federal, state and City of Hampton COVID-19 protocols. Guests will be required to wear masks when inside the carousel building, practice social distancing, and use hand-sanitizer before and after rides.

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  2. The Grave Injustice: The Middle Passage and the Afterlife of Slavery - Virtual Event

    June 7, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Hampton History Museum Facebook Live

    In this Facebook Live event, Chadra Pittman, Founder and Executive Director of The Sankofa Projects, will explore the history of the “Middle Passage,” resurrecting memory, honoring of Ancestors, and giving voice to the untold history of Africans of the Diaspora. From her work at the New York African Burial Ground Project to the creation of Sankofa’s Annual Remembrance Day at Buckroe Beach, she has worked to honor the lives lost during the Middle Passage. This presentation will deal with the act of remembrance for people of African descent that have been trying desperately to carve our “spaces to breathe” since they first touched shore. This lecture provides deeper understanding of the Remembrance event, first established 2012, and taking place virtually on June 12; and takes you on a journey beginning with Africans forcibly brought across the Atlantic to contemporary issues shaped by this tragic past. After the talk airs on Facebook, it can be found on www.hamptonhistorymuseum.o

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