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May 2019

Native American Symposium

May 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

featuring invited guests representing Native American Nations from around the United States who will be involved with an interactive panel and lectures presented by the Hampton History Museum.

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Hampton Heritage Day

May 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mill Point Park, 100 Eaton Street
Hampton, VA 23669 United States
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Commemorating the Native American, European and African cultures. Learn about the history that shaped our nation and explore the legacy of what happened to each civilization throughout our 400-years of Chesapeake Bay living. The confluence of Native, European and African cultures was a key moment in our history. This festival is a free educational opportunity that explores healing through engagement and knowledge. Traditional music, dance, storytelling and other performances and presentations, family activities, cultural displays, demonstrations, food, traditional arts &…

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June 2019

105th Annual Hampton University Ministers’ Conference

June 3 - June 7
Hampton University, 100 East Queen Street
Hampton, VA 23669 United States
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Christianity and the African Influence, 1619-2019

June 4
Hampton Roads Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Drive
Hampton, VA 23666 United States
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Coincides with Hampton University Ministers Conference. Panel discussion of nationally regarded theologians and scholars who will discuss the impact of Christianity and Africa in religious movements in the Black community.

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International Day of Remembrance

June 8 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Each year, on the second Saturday in June, a Remembrance Day ceremony is held at Buckroe Beach, paying tribute to the millions of African men, women and children who perished during the Middle Passage of the Transatlantic Enslavement Trade. Honor the lives lost and acknowledge this often untold chapter in American and global history. This event reminds us “the past and the present, the living and the dead are connected” (Blakey, 1998) and it is because of this sacred connection and…

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July 2019

2019 K-12 Institute

July 15 - July 18

Educators will spend mornings learning the details of the first African Arrival in English North America from subject matter experts. The initiative is part of an effort to clarify the details of the 1619 arrival of Africans in English North America so that American youth learn—and that adults may relearn-- the facts of this pivotal occurrence in American history.

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Tree House Summer Camp at Hampton University Museum

July 15 - July 19
Hampton University Museum, 14 Frissell Avenue
Hampton, VA 23668 United States
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For 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. 1PM-2PM.

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Generation Z and 1619

July 16 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hampton Roads Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Drive
Hampton, VA 23666 United States
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This youth-based roundtable led by youth will feature Generation Z or the Post-Millennial Generation who will share thoughts and insights about year 1619 and how learning about the events of that year frames their thinking about American society and racism.

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August 2019

National Cities United Conference

August 20 - August 23
Hampton Roads Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Drive
Hampton, VA 23666 United States
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Hampton 2019 Commemoration

August 23 - August 25

Friday, August 23 9-11 pm-Tucker Family Cemetery Reflection and Commemoration 12 pm-Political Firsts Luncheon at Hampton Roads Convention Center-Paid Ticketed Event Saturday, August 24 9:30 - 11 am-Commemoration and Visitor Center Dedication Ceremony at Fort Monroe 11 - 5 pm- Hampton 2019 Commemorative Program at Fort Monroe Food Trucks Vendors Cultural Group Displays Children’s Corner Historical Tours Living History Drumming and Dancing Presentations Youth Performances Storytelling 12 - 4 pm-Black Heritage Tours sponsored by the National Park Service at Fort…

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