1619 - 2019: 400 Years of Honoring the Ancestors

1619 - 2019: 400 Years of Honoring the Ancestors

A discussion centered on the historic arrival of Africans to the first permanent English colony that began a complex story of resilience.

100 years after Staten Island community activist Drusilla Poole commemorated the 300th anniversary of the 1619 landing of the “20 and odd” Africans in colonial English America, the Staten Island chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (SI-AAHGS)  will commemorate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Africans in the first permanent English Colony in North America.

Q&A and reception to follow.

Registration recommendd, space is limited.

 

This program is funded, in part, through Staten Island Arts’ Expanding Audiences and Cultural Participation program, which has been made possible through the generosity of New York Community Trust, The Staten Island Foundation, and the Altman Foundation.