EXPERIENCES, VISIONS OF U.S. FUTURE REVEALED BY AFRICAN AMERICAN POLITICAL PIONEERS IN LUNCHEON DISCUSSION

July 23, 2019

HAMPTON, VA—Political trailblazers convey stories, experiences and visions for the nation’s future during the African American Political Pioneers Luncheon & Panel Discussion Friday, August 23, 2019, noon – 3 pm at the Hampton Roads Convention Center. Featuring host Byron Pitts of ABC Nightline, CBS Evening News, and 60 Minutes, distinguished panelists include Former Virginia Governor Douglas Wilder; Kentucky Lieutenant Governor Jenean Hampton; Virginia Congressman Bobby Scott;  and Former Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Mayor and North Carolina State Senator Howard Lee.

Tickets for the lively discussion are $50 and payable by credit card online at PoliticalPioneersLuncheon.eventbrite.com. The Hampton Roads Convention Center is located at 1610 Coliseum Drive, Hampton, VA 23666. Questions may be directed to the Hampton 311 Call Center at 757-727-8311.

            The panel discussion organized by Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck is one in a series of programs, events and exhibits that commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first Africans brought to English-occupied North America. They arrived in August of 1619 at Point Comfort in Hampton, Virginia.