Tag Archive: 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....

Downtown Hampton Crabtown Seafood Festival

Crabtown Seafood Festival

April 11, 2024 5:29 pm Published by

Serving up Hampton hometown flavors, the Crabtown Seafood Festival returns to the downtown waterfront each summer. The festival features seafood vendors, boats, and educational exhibits about the Chesapeake Bay. The event honors Hampton’s history as a town built by seafood,...

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...

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...

Juneteenth: The Fight for Freedom and the Power of Words

June 9, 2022 1:40 pm Published by

Join playwright Marie St. Clair for this Fragments of Freedom Cultural Arts & Theatre Productions event: showcasing spoken word, video and live music to honor the arc of freedom fought for by African Americans throughout history. A host of speakers...

Sankofa’s International Day of Remembrance Ceremony

February 20, 2019 2:43 pm Published by

This day honors the millions of African men, women and children who perished during the Middle Passage. Join The Sankofa Projects as they educate and celebrate the rich and diverse history of the African diaspora and bring awareness to this...