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

May 2016

May – TBA 
State Meeting of Rhode Island MPCPMP
Bristol, RI (location TBA)
The date for the May meeting is being rescheduled, please contact the state organization for more details:

May 20
Sons and Daughters of the U.S. Middle Passage
1st Annual Conference & Awards Banquet
Reaching Back to Move Forward: Connecting To Our Enslaved Ancestors
Rider University
North Hall
2083 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Ticket prices start at $50.00; Full program $98 (with banquet and meals).
Early Bird Admission until May 1st.

June 2017

June 10
Middle Passage Marker Unveiling
10:00 am – Texas Seaport Museum
Pier 21, Number 8
Galveston, Galveston Island, Texas 77550

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

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 :

                              August 2017

August 5
Philadelphia Middle Passage Ceremony and Port Markers Project
Annual Ancestral Remembrance Day
Penns Landing, Philadelphia, PA
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August 26
4th Annual Dia de la Afrodescendencia Salvadorena 2017 
Zacatecoluca, El Salvador
More information coming soon

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 Past Events