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Date:
August 20, 2021
Time:
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Time Details:
First part of ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday at cemetery. Second part 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Fort Monroe
Location:

Tucker Family Cemetery

Address:
1 Sharon Court
Hampton, VA 23666
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1619 Commemoration of the First Enslaved African Landing

Friday, August 20, 2021

The 1619 Commemoration of the First Enslaved African Landing will take place Friday and Saturday, Aug. 20 and 21. In 1619 the first Africans arrived in English North America at Fort Monroe's Point Comfort. At 11 a.m. Friday a special ceremony will be held at the Tucker family cemetery, 1 Sharon Court. Family members believe they are descended from the first African Americans born in English-speaking America. On Saturday at Fort Monroe Continental Park, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., activist KRS-One will be keynote speaker at Fort Monroe, there will be a national bell-ringing ceremony, and musician Delfeayo Marsalis will perform at the Evolution of Freedom Concert. The programs are free and open to the public. Food and merchandise vendors will be on site.