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400 Years of African-American History Commemoration

August 25, 2019

In August 1619, 20 enslaved Africans were brought to Point Comfort in the English colony of Virginia—this site is now part of Fort Monroe National Monument.

As recorded by English colonist John Rolfe, the arrival of “20 and odd” African men and women at Point Comfort in late August 1619, was a pivotal moment in the nation’s history. Stolen by English privateers from a Spanish slave ship and brought to Point Comfort on a ship called the White Lion, these natives of west central Africa are believed to have been traded for food and supplies. They were the first Africans to be brought to English North America. The site of the ship’s arrival is the present site of Fort Monroe National Monument in Hampton, Virginia.

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Organizer

The African Diaspora Directorate
Phone:
5138585275
Email:
hershel.daniels@africandiasporadirectorate.org
Website:
africandiasporadirectorate.org/400-years-of-african-american-history-commemoration

Venue

Cincinanti, OH 45202 United States + Google Map
Phone:
5138585275