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

March 2017

March 3
“Universities and Slavery: Bound by History”
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Main Event: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

Live Broadcast Location: Roger Williams University, School of Law
Appellate Courtroom 283
Bristol, RI
Open to the Public
View RWU event schedule here.

You can also view this event online from any location.
View Broadcast details here


March 4
Maryland Middle Passage Committee Meeting 2 – 4pm
Meeting Room/Roland Park Branch of the Enoch Pratt Library
5108 Roland Ave
Baltimore, MD 21210

March 18
Ancestral Remembrance Ceremony
Fort Mose
St. Augustine, FL

March 19
Remembering Slavery Slave Trade (UNESCO-TST)
Harn Museum of Art
3259 Hull Rd
Gainesville, FL 32607
A program in remembrance of the victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade. The event will feature African dance, poetry, a cultural history of Alachua County and a talk by Susan Cooksey, Harn Curator of African Art. Organized by Sherry DuPree, Director of the United Nations Educational Scientific & Cultural Organization – Transatlantic Slave Trade (UNESCO-TST) Florida. Sponsored by UNESCO –TST.

March 25
Annual observance of the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
12:00 noon
Key West African Cemetery
1094 Atlantic Boulevard, at Higgs Beach
Between White Street and the West Martello Tower fort

Contact: Dinizulu Gene Tinnie, 305-904-7620;

March 31
State Meeting of Rhode Island MPCPMP
Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice
Brown University
94 Waterman Street
Providence, RI

May 2016

May 19
State Meeting of Rhode Island MPCPMP
Bristol, RI (location TBA)

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

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 Past Events