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Contraband Historical Society presents “ESCAPE TO FREEDOM”
May 4, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
In this year 2019 of commemorating the 400th anniversary of the first Africans’ arrival in English America — and which led to the coming of slavery to this country — we need to also celebrate the beginning of the end of slavery, in the very same place. The Contraband Historical Society is commemorating the first liberation of the enslaved in the Civil War, the historic “contraband decision” of 1861 at Fort Monroe. We need your help to celebrate this history which must not be forgotten, at our May 2019 event and beyond. Please come out and/or CONTRIBUTE to help keep this heritage alive!