Calendar of Events

January 2015 – 2024

UN declared International Decade for People of African Descent (2015-24)
20th Anniversary of the UNESCO Slave Route Project

June 2017

June 10
Middle Passage Marker Unveiling
10:00 am – Menard House
1605 33rd Street in Galveston, Texas.

“The Story of the Middle Passage and Galveston”
3:00 pm — Mt. Olive Baptist Church
3602 Sealy Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77550

For more details, see:

June 14-17
Carolina Low Country and Atlantic World Program Conference
“Transforming Public History from Charleston to the Atlantic World”
Charleston, SC
For More Information :

June 16
16th Annual Juneteenth Commemoration
The Overtown Performing Arts Center
1074 N.W. 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33136
Reception: 6 – 7:15pm, Celebration: 7:30pm

June 17
Juneteenth Splashdown
Haulover Beach Park
10800 Collins Ave, Miami, FL

June 18
Annual Sunrise Ancestral Remembrance of the Middle Passage
Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, 5:30-8:00am
4020 Virginia Beach Drive, Miami, FL 33149
Reception: 6 – 7:15pm, Celebration: 7:30pm

For further information, call 786-260-1246 or 305-8904-7620

June 23 
State Meeting of Rhode Island MPCPMP
Rogers Free Library
525 Hope Street
Bristol, RI
For More Details, see the website.

June 24
John H. Miller, PhD:  “Amazing Grace:” Sailing Into Slavery, Sailing Into Freedom”
Richardson Maritime Museum: 1 – 2:00pm
401 High Street, Cambridge, MD
Admission is free

For more information, please call 410-221-1871.

                              July 2017

July 22
Maryland Middle Passage Committee meeting
Enoch Pratt Library, Roland Park branch
5108 Roland Ave, Baltimore, MD 21210
2 – 4pm

                              August 2017

August 5
Philadelphia Middle Passage Ceremony and Port Markers Project
Annual Ancestral Remembrance Day
Penns Landing, Philadelphia, PA
For more information:

August 26 and 27
4th Annual Dia de la Afrodescendencia Salvadorena 2017 
August 26: Zacatecoluca, El Salvador
August 27: Ereguayquin, El Salvador
For more information:

                            September 2017

September 23
28th Annual Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival
10:00am – 7:00pm
Downtown Annapolis, Maryland

For more information:

                               October 2017

October 22 
7th Annual Ancestor Fete
2:00pm- 5:00pm
Afrikan Burial Grounds/TransAfrikan Gateway
1540 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23219, Exit 74C from Highway I-95
For more information:  (804) 314 8912 or (804) 363 3282

                               November 2017

November 27 
Middle Passage Marker Unveiling
12:30 pm
Rutgers University Walt Whitman Building
101 Cooper St.
Camden, NJ


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