Hampton 2019 Commemorative Commission Documentary

August 24-25, 2019

National Park Service - Places of Struggle, Community and Triumph panel discussion

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Fort Monroe Post Theater

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National Park Service - Places of Struggle, Community and Triumph panel discussion

America’s national parks weave together a mosaic of African American history. A large percentage of NPS sites were founded because of their pivotal places in history. Other sites highlight the untold and remarkable stories of African Americans in history. The goal of this NPS panel will shed light, via NPS sites, on the last 400 years of African American history. The focus will be on the last four centuries as they relate to the African American experience. As we come together for healing and reconciliation on August 25, we’ll also hear from NPS rangers from selected parks about: Arrival and Slavery; Underground Railroad and Abolition; Civil War; Reconstruction; Jim Crow and the Great Migration; and Civil Rights and Desegregation.  

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Fort Monroe Post Theater

Ceremony Begins

The Sounds of Drums

2:30

Continental Park

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Ceremony Begins

The Sounds of Drums


2:30

Continental Park

Call to Order

Continental Park

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Call to Order

Before any celebration begins, it has to be called to order. One way is the Akan phrase: call - Ago and response - Ame, which means, "May I have your attention" and "You have my attention", respectively. Then, the master of ceremony must ask permission from the elders to commence. Once given, the libation ceremony may begin. It is tradition to pour libation in remembrance of our ancestors on all special occasions. 

Continental Park

Libation

Continental Park

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Libation

Ceremony to honor the ancestors

Continental Park

Blessing of the land

Continental Park

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Blessing of the land

 Chickahominy Indian Tribe 

Continental Park

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