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"In the spirit of SANKOFA...Reach Back and Fetch your history & your culture so that you will take purposeful steps into the future."
~ Chadra Pittman Walke, Founder & Executive Director
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Tuesday, September 11, 2012
1619 Conference at Norfolk State University
The Sankofa Projects is proud to announce that we are co-creating a Ritual of Remembrance ceremony with the Middle Passage Project of the College of William and Mary to be held on Saturday, September 22nd at 4:30 p.m. Please join us for the conference and this ceremony.
"How should America prepare for the 400th anniversary of 1619, the year that the House of Burgesses began and the first documented Africans arrived in Virginia?
What kinds of programs, themes and new understandings might we wish to highlight and promote? How can we create historical accessibility to the meaning of 1619 when most of America has no understanding of its significance?
Beginning on September 21-22, 2012, we invite the community to join us in a discussion of the significance of 1619 and its importance in making American society and culture. We hope that this conference will establish the groundwork for a national dialogues and reinterpretation of major events that began in 1619 that would shape the contours and character of America.
This conference is supported by
NSU International Programs
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
Lemon Project, College of William and Mary
NSU Title III-Honors College: Discipline-Specific Honors Programs
Middle Passage Project
Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia"
Text taken from http://1619makingofamerica.com/about/
Cassandra L. Newby-Alexander, Ph.D.
Professor of History
Norfolk State University