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August 2019

Cities United 6th Annual Convening

August 21 - August 23
Hampton Roads Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Drive
Hampton, VA 23666 United States
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Journey with us to Hampton,Virginia as we celebrate our 6thannual convening and commemorate the 400-year remembrance of the arrival of the first Africans in British North America. We will gather to reflect on the trials and triumphs of our past, renew ourselves and each other in the present and equip our communities to respond to the future.Cities United supports mayors, their teams,community partners and young leaders to create, implement, evaluate and sustain comprehensive public safety plans. Our convening unites all…

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Africa to America: The Odyssey of Slavery

August 22 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Norfolk State University, 700 Park Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23504 United States
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Voice of America is pleased to partner with Norfolk State University to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first African slaves in what is now the United States. Telling America’s story, including all aspects of life, government, and culture, is at the heart of the VOA mission. Exploring its history, good and bad, and understanding the impact of the slave trade on America’s evolution, is an important part of sharing that journey. Thanks to a distinguished panel…

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Tucker Family Cemetary Reflection and Commemoration

August 23 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Tucker Family Cemetary, 1 Sharon Court
Hampton, VA 23666 United States
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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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$50

Join us for this lively and compelling discussion that ranges from panelists' reflections of their past experiences in public office, to their visions for our nation's future, as we celebrate their significant contributions to our national political landscape. Featuring host Beverly Burke Distinguished Panelists: Former Virginia Governor Douglas Wilder Kentucky Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton Virginia Congressman Bobby Scott Former Chapel Hill, NC, Mayor and NC State Senator Howard Lee This weekend we commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first Africans…

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Evolution of a Black Girl: From the Slave House to the White House

August 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fort Monroe Community Center, 100 Stilwell Road
Hampton, VA 23651 United States
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Free

Join us for an evening of with Morgan McKoy as she performs her one-woman show. “Evolution of a Black Girl from the Slave House to the White House” is an inspiring one woman show where actress, Morgan McCoy, portrays 12 different characters. Her unforgettable performance of these women take the audience on a journey from Africa during the 1400’s to America present day and shows the various stages black women found themselves throughout American history. Stories of powerful women such…

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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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2019 Commemoration of the First African Landing Concert

August 24 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hampton Coliseum, 1000 Coliseum Drive
Hampton, VA 23666 United States
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The City of Hampton invites you to the First African Landing Commemoration Concert featuring COMMON with Sounds of Blackness.  This is just one of many activities being held in Hampton, VA August 23-25, 2019 to recognize the 400th anniversary  of the 1619 first landing of Africans in English North America at Point Comfort, site of Fort Monroe in Hampton. For details on all activities, please visit FirstAfricanLanding.com.   Tickets are free to the public with a limit of 4 tickets per household.  Everyone must…

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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 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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