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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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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

1619 Conference: The Making of America

Join us for the 1619 Conference: When did we become Americans?" at Norfolk State University Friday, Sept 21st and Saturday, Sept 22nd spearheaded by Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander. The 1619 conference will have scholarly presentations, workshops, special guests like Dr. Michael L. Blakey, who was the Scientific Director of the African Burial Ground Project and is now the Director of the Institute for Historical Biology at the College of William and Mary. Dr. Joanne M. Braxton and Prof Artisia Green of the Middle Passage Project at the College of William and Mary(W&M) and Chadra Pittman Walke of The Sankofa Projects have created a 1619 Ritual of Remembrance ceremony for the conference. The ceremony will occur on Saturday, September 22nd at 4:30 p.m. Join us to honor our ancestors. We are honored to have Chief Lynette Allston who is the Tribal Chief of the Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia participating in oursacred ceremony, Baba Ogunjimi will bless the event and the Weyanoke Legacy singers will perform who represent the African Native Connection. Calvin Pearson of Project 1619 and Dr. Bill Wiggins of the Contraband Historical Society will be presenting at the conference as well. You dont want to miss this event!! To register for the conference: www.nsu.edu/1619

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