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August 2019

African American Political Pioneers Luncheon and Panel Discussion

August 23 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hampton Roads Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Drive
Hampton, VA 23666 United States
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Confirmed Panelists: Cong. Bobby Scott, Former Governor Douglas Wilder, and Former Mayor and State Sen. Howard Lee. Ticketed Event.

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Fort Monroe Visitor Center Preview

August 24 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Fort Monroe Visitor Center, Ingalls Road
Fort Monroe, VA 23651 United States
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To commemorate the 400th Anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in English North America, the 2019 Commemoration showcases a preview of the Fort Monroe Visitor Center with hosts Fort Monroe Authority (FMA) and the National Park Service (NPS). This project involves the renovation of the former Coast Artillery School Library at Fort Monroe and the addition of two wings. The Visitor Center will provide visitors with a point of arrival and orientation to the significant historical and…

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1619-2019 Commemoration at Fort Monroe

August 24 @ 11:30 am - 5:00 pm

Join us for the 400th Anniversary Commemorative Weekend August 23-25. This year, the Fort Monroe National Monument welcomes a multi-day celebration centered around the 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution and the 400th anniversary of the first Africans to arrive in English North America. For the full schedule of events, click HERE.

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Day of Healing and Gospel Music Festival

August 25 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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September 2019

Tree House at Hampton University Museum

September 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on May 18, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on September 21, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on November 16, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Hampton University Museum, 14 Frissell Avenue
Hampton, VA 23668 United States
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Tree House is a children’s membership program that was developed to expand the Friends of the Museum Membership program and enhance family visits. Geared toward children 4 -14, Tree House is rooted with a strong educational component that emphasizes the Museum’s collection through workshops and specialized programs including the 2019 Commemoration themes. To learn more about Tree House at the Hampton University check out the Tree House Flyer

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1619: Making of America Summit

September 25 - September 28
Norfolk State University, 700 Park Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23504 United States
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Join scholars, thought leaders, artists, filmmakers, and students as they participate in keynote addresses, interactive conversations, and panel discussions both live and online. Highlighting the commemoration themes of democracy, diversity and opportunity, this cross-cultural event will explore the 400-year journey of the three founding cultures: Native, African and English peoples, and their contributions and influence that shaped the building of America.  Join us for 3 days of American Evolution.

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October 2019

The Burning of Hampton

October 5
Downtown Hampton, Eaton Street
Hampton, VA 23669 United States
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At sunset and starting at the corner of King Street and Queen Way, the audience will experience a multi-media presentation using sound, lighting effects (especially for flames), and film projected on surrounding building walls.  These effects will help tell the narrative story of the burning of the town.  Effects coordinated with live presentations by actors portraying individuals involved in the events of the night of August 7, 1861.  The audience processes down Queens Way to the sounds of the soldiers…

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November 2019

The Association for the Study of Worldwide African Diaspora

November 5 - November 10
College of William & Mary, 200 Stadium Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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Cutting-edge scholarship, cultural events, film festivals and excursions to local historical sites highlight and celebrate the global dimensions of the African Diaspora and the centrality of black people worldwide to the making of the modern world

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Tree House at Hampton University Museum

November 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on May 18, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on September 21, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on November 16, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Hampton University Museum, 14 Frissell Avenue
Hampton, VA 23668 United States
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Tree House is a children’s membership program that was developed to expand the Friends of the Museum Membership program and enhance family visits. Geared toward children 4 -14, Tree House is rooted with a strong educational component that emphasizes the Museum’s collection through workshops and specialized programs including the 2019 Commemoration themes. To learn more about Tree House at the Hampton University check out the Tree House Flyer

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