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  1. Cities United 6th Annual Convening

    August 21, 2019 - August 23, 2019 @ Hampton Roads Convention Center

    Journey with us to Hampton, Virginia as we celebrate our 6th annual 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.

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  2. Tucker Family Cemetery Reflection and Commemoration

    August 23, 2019, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Tucker Family Cemetery

    Join the 2019 Commemoration of the First African Landing in recognition of the first Africans brought to English North America this August 23-25, 2019. Commemorate their arrival 400 years ago at Point Comfort, site of Fort Monroe in Hampton, through museum exhibits, heritage tours, Living History interpretation, multicultural cuisine and crafts, keynote speakers and musical performances, including a Free concert at Hampton Coliseum on Saturday, August 24.

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  3. African American Political Pioneers Luncheon and Panel Discussion

    August 23, 2019, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Hampton Roads Convention Center

    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.

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  4. Round table discussion with Sen. Mark Warner

    August 23, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Hampton Senior Center

    Join a round table with Sen. Mark Warner and ask him questions.

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  5. Remember the 400 presents "The Journey"

    August 23, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ The American Theatre

    This spectacular and thought-provoking production portrays a story of an enslaved people, transported from the coast of Western Africa to the Caribbean and the Americas. You will hear the emotion in the voices of our fathers and mothers when in the wilderness and in the slave market. You will be there following every passage of history, every chapter, every footstep they took. You will laugh and you will cry. The story of the "Journey" is our story, told through song, spoken word and dance.

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2019 Commemoration

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

    August 23, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Fort Monroe Community Center

    "Evolution of a Black Girl: From the Slave House to the White House" is a powerful one woman show where writer/performer Morgan McCoy portrays 12 different characters. Her unforgettable performance of these women takes the audience on a journey from Africa during the 1600's to present day in America.

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