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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, Founder & Executive Director

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Hampton First at Fort Monroe

Hampton First at Point Comfort Sunday, April 28 2-3:30 pm At the gazebo next to The Chamberlin at Fort Monroe Join us to recognize native inhabitants, European settlers who arrived in 1607, and enslaved Africans brought to the New World in 1619 whose melding of cultures began what is now Hampton, and whose impact and legacy pervades our society today. Opening Remarks George Wallace Vice Mayor, City of Hampton Gospel Selections Brenda D.Tucker (Doswell) Soprano Soloist Speakers Cassandra L. Newby-Alexander, Ph.D. Professor of History Norfolk State University Project 1619 Mike Cobb Curator, Hampton History Museum Deanna Beacham American Indian Program Manager National Park Service, Chesapeake Bay Chadra Pittman Walke The Sankofa Projects Closing Ceremony Weyanoke Association for Red-Black Culture Traditional Music & Dance