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June 2019

8th Annual International Day of Remembrance

June 8 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Buckroe Beach & Park, North First Street
Hampton, VA 23664 United States
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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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Juneteenth Jazz Concert

June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Free

A night of Jazz the Fort Monroe Theatre in remembrance of Juneteenth. Join us for a free concert to enjoy the stylings of legendary performers as: Todd Ledbetter, Herman Burney, Noble Jolly, Jr. Paul Bailey, Jabari Exum, Junie McDonald, and Christie Dashiell.

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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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The Gen-Z Experience: The Evolution of 400 Years of Music, Art, Dance and Culture

July 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hampton Roads Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Drive
Hampton, VA 23666 United States
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A talent showcase highlighting the evolution of 400 years of music, art, dance and culture. Come and experience African drums, spoken word and the sounds of DJ Baby E-Rock as we help narrate the significance of the First Africans' point of entry in English North America. Be sure to bring an item pertaining to 1616/2019 for the time capsule!  This event is FREE and open to the public. To register, please visit www.genzexperience.eventbrite.com    

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The History of African-American Spirituals and Gospel Music

July 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hampton Baptist Church, 40 Kings Way
Hampton, VA 23669 United States
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Examine the origins of African-American Spirituals, Gospel Hymnody, and Gospel Music. Explore the development, influences, and performance practices of each style. Experience a "community chorus," as there will be numerous opportunities for "congregational" singing. Presented by Roy L. Belfield, Jr., D.M.A., Minister of Music /Organist, Hampton Baptist Church.Light refreshments to follow. Please use the Wine Street entrance. This event is a collaborative presentation of Hampton Baptist Church and the Hampton 2019 Commemorative Commission.

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American Evolution Forum on the Future of Representative Democracy

July 30 @ 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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College of William & Mary, 200 Stadium Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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Join American Evolution, in partnership with William & Mary, for a dynamic thought-provoking forum on the future of representative democracy.  Confirmed speakers include  former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates; philanthropist David Rubenstein; Andrea Mitchell; Dr. Jeffrey Rosen and other thought leaders on the evolution of democracy.   The Forum will highlight the historic impact of democratic ideals on our nation and its impact on the world.

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American Evolution Forum on the Future of Representative Democracy

July 31 @ 8:30 am - 8:30 pm
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College of William & Mary, 200 Stadium Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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Join American Evolution, in partnership with William & Mary, for a dynamic thought-provoking forum on the future of representative democracy.  Confirmed speakers include  former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates; philanthropist David Rubenstein; Andrea Mitchell; Dr. Jeffrey Rosen and other thought leaders on the evolution of democracy.   The Forum will highlight the historic impact of democratic ideals on our nation and its impact on the world.

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August 2019

American Evolution Forum on the Future of Representative Democracy

August 1 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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One event on July 31, 2019 at 8:30 am

One event on August 1, 2019 at 8:00 am

College of William & Mary, 200 Stadium Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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Join American Evolution, in partnership with William & Mary, for a dynamic thought-provoking forum on the future of representative democracy.  Confirmed speakers include  former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates; philanthropist David Rubenstein; Andrea Mitchell; Dr. Jeffrey Rosen and other thought leaders on the evolution of democracy.   The Forum will highlight the historic impact of democratic ideals on our nation and its impact on the world.

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The Warmth of Other Suns Book Discussion

August 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hampton History Museum, 120 Old Hampton Lane
Hampton, VA 23669 United States
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Hampton Roads Branch the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) in Partnership with the City of Hampton 2019 Commission Presents a Book Discussion of this award-winning Book:  Warmth of Other Suns, By Isabel Wilkerson. This work tells the story of the Great Migration and the Second Great Migration, the movement of African Americans out of the Southern United States to the Midwest, Northeast and West from approximately 1915 to 1970. The book intertwines a general…

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