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June 3, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hampton History Museum
120 Old Hampton Lane
Hampton, VA 23669
Museum members free, non-members $5.
2 Top Deck of French Slave Ship
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When the Cargo was Human and the Trade was Flesh

Monday, June 3, 2019

As a lead-up to Sankofa's 8th International Day of REMEMBRANCE Ceremony on June 8, join Chadra Pittman, Founder & Executive Director of The Sankofa Projects for “When the Cargo was Human and the Trade was Flesh: Agency & Resistance of the Africans the World Forgot Before and Beyond 1619.” In 2019, the world marks the 400th anniversary the first ‘human cargo’ brought to Port Comfort (now Fort Monroe). Those ‘20 & odd’ Africans disembarked the White Lion and the ‘trade in flesh’ officially began in British North America. Before their arrival in 1619, there was a journey known as the Middle Passage, which forcibly transported millions of Africans throughout the world during the Transatlantic ‘Slave’ Trade. Whether dying on the shores or left to drown at sea, the Middle Passage tragically consumed the lives of millions. These are the Africans that the world forgot, and to whom Chadra will give voice in this special presentation.