1619-2019: African Americans’ 400-Year Journey Since Jamestown

Saturday June 22, 2019 09:00 am EDT
Cost: Free

This free retrospective program of the struggles and triumphs during the black odyssey in America will feature speakers, descendant cameos by AAHGS Metro Atlanta Chapter members, performances of black music's evolution, exhibits and more. It is presented by the National Archives at Atlanta, Friends of the National Archives at Atlanta, and the AAHGS (Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society) Chapter. The year 1619 is popularly recognized as the first landing of documented Africans on American soil. Among speakers will be Dr. Maurice Hobson, GSU history professor; Mark Lowe, certified genealogist and southern research specialist; Ric Murphy, descendant of a Jamestown, VA, African indentured servant; Robyn Smith, award-winning genealogy blogger; and Melvin Collier, who used DNA to connect with his African ancestral family. Online pre-registration is required by going to www.aahgsatl.org. A box lunch will be provided for a donation. Check-in is at 8:30 a.m.

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