This article first appeared in the Daytona Beach News-Journal Online, October 21, 2019 A Bethune-Cookman symposium, “Before 1619,” is a look back at 400 years since the arrival of the first
In August, Voice of America teamed up with Norfolk State University to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first Africans in North America with at a special town hall titled Africa...
Toward the end of August in 1619, a ship carrying “20 and odd” Africans arrived at Point Comfort in Virginia, the first permanent English colony in North America, and were sold to the settlement’s...
There was African drumming, gospel music, healing rituals, poetry, speeches—along with prayers and tears—as thousands gathered in Hampton, Virginia to commemorate 400 years since slavery began in English North America.
Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Norfolk State University, is the guest lecturer in this edition of The Carter G. Woodson Lecture Series at Marshall
On November 1, 2011, President Barack Obama used the Antiquities Act of 1906 to designate Fort Monroe a national monument
Imagine a cemetery where gravestones disappear under vines, weeds and debris; where crypts are cracked open and exposed to robbers and the elements.
In August 1619, 20 enslaved Africans were brought to Point Comfort in the English colony of Virginia. Point Comfort is now part of Fort Monroe National Monument.
Generations of artists have, ever since the abolition of slavery, seized, revisited, rehabilitated, and transmitted these legacies to draw new horizons for intercultural relations.
The preservation and valorization of heritage linked to the slave trade and slavery – which are finally recognized as crimes against humanity by the international Community – has become an important issue in countries...