400 Years: And Still We Rise Storytelling Event
In August 1619, between 20 and 30 enslaved Africans arrived in present-day Hampton, Virginia. The 400th anniversary of the landing of the first enslaved Africans in English-occupied North America marked the beginning of slavery in the U.S. and a history of anti-black laws, norms and practices that continue to shape U.S. culture and society.
Despite these four centuries of struggle, still we rise.
The Center for Urban and Racial Equity invites you to join us during the week of Congressional Black Caucus Foundation events for an evening of storytelling, music, connection and celebration in honor of the strength, survival, and resiliency of black people in America. The event will feature a local live band and eight dynamic storytellers who will help us lift up our collective stories of struggle, perseverance, triumph, hope and vision for a just future.
The event is free, however attendees must RSVP.