Tag Archive: black history

“Escape to Freedom” Annual Contraband Commemorative

April 15, 2024 1:42 pm Published by

The Contraband Historical Society of Hampton, Virginia, will hold its annual commemoration of the Contraband Decision of 1861. In partnership with the Fort Monroe Authority, the Society will bring together “Contraband” descendants with historical reenactors and extraordinary local musical talent....

African Landing Day

March 14, 2024 5:10 pm Published by

Saturday, Aug. 24, 2024 Join the Fort Monroe Authority, National Park Service, Project 1619, and the City of Hampton for the 1619 Commemoration of the First Enslaved African Landing Ceremony on Saturday, August 24 from 10 am – 4 pm...

Orisirisi African Folklore

Moonlight Stories With Orisirisi

February 9, 2024 11:43 am Published by

Special Family Event! “Moonlight Stories With Orisirisi” Saturday, February 10, 10-10:50 am, FREE Museum admission free all day, 9 am-5 pm Celebrate Africa with Orisirisi drumming, dance, and call and response, inspiring the audience by exploring traditional stories of African...

Special Event: Youth Black History Fest 2024

February 1, 2024 3:09 pm Published by

Youth Black History Fest 2024 A hands-on experience and celebration of the heritage behind some of the most influential Black cultural art forms. Join us Saturday, February 10 between 10 am and 3 pm here at Fort Monroe.  This free...

Virginia Black Film Festival (VBFF)

January 30, 2024 11:58 am Published by

The Virginia Black Film Festival (VBFF) will celebrate its inaugural event February 24-25th, 2024 in Hampton, VA with screenings, seminars, and awards gala. Presented in association with the Hampton University School of Liberal Arts and Education, VBFF will showcase short...

Remembering the Contraband and their Descendants

January 17, 2024 4:25 pm Published by

The Contraband Decision was the first successful action by the US Government which signaled the beginning of the end of slavery. The historic Chapel of the Centurion at Fort Monroe, the Contraband Historical Society will bring together local “Contraband” descendants...