Monday, February 26, 2024

City to host 11th annual African Landing Day Commemoration

(HNNDaily Photo/courtesy of the city of Hampton Visitor Board)
(HNNDaily Photo/courtesy of the city of Hampton Visitor Board)

HAMPTON — The city is set to honor the First Africans who arrived in English Occupied North America at Point Comfort (Fort Monroe) at the 11th annual African Landing Day Commemoration.

The program is being presented by Project 1619 in cooperation with the Hampton 2019 Commemorative Commission, the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation, and the National Park Service, Aug. 24-25, according to a news release.

This year’s program will include a Project 1619 African Diaspora Film Festival; Annual African American Heritage Jazz Concert featuring a tribute to Rev. Ron Myers Sr. MD, jazz legends Todd Ledbetter and Herman Burney, and vocalist Karla Krump; the 8th annual World Day of Reconciliation & Healing from the Legacy of Enslavement Prayer Service; and African Landing Day Commemoration program featuring a libation, drumming, and dancers.

The events will be at The American Theatre and Fort Monroe.

The cost for each activity varies from free to $20.00.

To view the event’s schedule, click here.

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