Past Events

May 2016

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
7:30am-8:30pm
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.
FMI: http://sdusmp.org/conference-information.html

April 2017

The events scheduled for April 20 -23 will be held at Historic Sotterley Plantation, 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood, MD 20636.  Please call 301.373.2280 for more information.

April 20
Thursday, Speaker Series:  Adam Rothman
“Faith, Family, and Freedom in the Maryland Jesuit Slave Community” — 7:00pm

April 21
Friday, Opening: “Slave Cabin Exhibit Dedication Ceremony” —  10:30am

April 22
Saturday, Presentation and Discussion:  “Practicing Perspective – How to Speak about Slavery with Any Age”  2:00-3:00pm

April 23
Sunday, Presentation and Discussion:  “Keeping the Faith — Religion and Slavery, Past and Present  Time”  2:00-3:00pm

On Saturday, April 22nd, tours of Historic Sotterley Plantation with a special focus on the African-American story are scheduled for 10:30 and 11:30am; 1, 2, and 3pm.  On Sunday, April 23rd, tours are scheduled for 12,1, 2, and 3pm.

All activities are free and open to the public.  For more information, please call 301.373.2280.

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
3:00pm
St. Augustine, FL

March 19
Remembering Slavery Slave Trade (UNESCO-TST)
2:00pm
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.
FMI: http://harn.ufl.edu/node/1304

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; dinizulu7@gmail.com

March 31
State Meeting of Rhode Island MPCPMP
2:00pm-3:30pm
Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice
Brown University
94 Waterman Street
Providence, RI
Contact: rhodeislandmpcpmp@gmail.com

February 2017

February 16
Lecture by Dr. Christy Clark Pujara: “Dark Work:  The Business of Slavery In Rhode Island”
5:30 pm
Brown University/John Carter Brown Library
94 George St
Providence, RI 02906

For more information: See the Talk’s Eventbrite Page

February 17
Lecture by Dr. Christy Clark Pujara: “Dark Work:  The Business of Slavery In Rhode Island”
6:00 pm — University of Rhode Island/Swan Hall Auditorium
60 Upper College Road
Kingston, RI 02881

For more information: See the Talk’s Eventbrite Page

February 18
Maryland Middle Passage Committee Meeting 2 – 4pm
Meeting Room/Roland Park Branch of the Enoch Pratt Library
5108 Roland Ave
Baltimore, MD 21210

January 2017

January 21
Maryland Middle Passage Committee Meeting 2 – 4pm
Meeting Room/Roland Park Branch of the Enoch Pratt Library
5108 Roland Ave
Baltimore, MD 21210

January 23-February 18
Exhibit Connected to the Rhode Island MPCPMP: Invisible Bodies, Disposable Cloth: Rhode Island and Slavery, 1783-1850s
University of Rhode Island Main Gallery
105 Upper College Road
Kingston RI
Organized by the URI Committee for the Understanding of Slavery in Rhode Island
Related Events:

  • Opening Reception Thursday, February 2, 3:45-5:00pm, and Friday, February 17, 5:00-5:45pm
  • Talks related to the exhibit: Saturday, February 11 and Sunday, February 17th

FMI: See the Exhibit’s Eventbrite Page

January 27
State Meeting of Rhode Island MPCPMP
2:00pm-3:30pm
Imago Gallery
36 Market Street
Warren, RI
Contact: rhodeislandmpcpmp@gmail.com

 

December 2016

December 22
Camden Historic Preservation Commission
Camden, NJ

November 2016

November 18
State Meeting of Rhode Island MPCPMP
4:00pm-6:00pm
Redwood Library & Athenaeum
50 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02840-3292
Contact: rhodeislandmpcpmp@gmail.com

October 2016

October 9
The 21st Annual MAAFA Commemoration Ceremony
Sunday, October 9, 2016
Predawn (5:30am) at Ocean Beach, S.F.
Ocean Beach: The Great Highway @Fulton Street.
By bus: Take the 5 Fulton all the way out to the beach.

Maafa 2016 flyer bay area
If anyone needs a ride or can pick someone up please call (641) 715-3900 ext. 36800#. All donations can be made out to Wanda Sabir, Co-founder and CEO.

Mail to: P.O. Box 30756, Oakland, CA 94604.

Check our blog and calendar (www.maafasfbayarea.com)

Ceremonies also taking place in Barbados (Saturday, Oct. 8); Houston, TX  (Saturday, October 15). 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
(641) 715-3900 ext. 36800# mail@maafasfbayarea.com, or visit www.maafasfbayarea.com

October 11
Newport Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project
Future meetings: 11/8, 12/13
For more information, please contact: Victoria Johnson, vjprincipal02@gmail.com
For more on other sites in Rhode Island, see RIMiddlePassage.org

September 2016

September 17
4th Annual Souls at Sea: Libation Ceremony and On-Water Remembrance and Celebration:
Honoring Ancestors Lost During the Middle Passage Voyages
Location:

Butler’s Marina
409 Chester Avenue
Annapolis MD 21403

Schedule:

12:00 – 1:00 pm – Welcome & Libation (On Land)
1:30 -5:00 pm – Sail and Raft-Up (On Water Ceremony and Celebration)

souls-at-sea-2016-flyer-v2Contacts:
Alyson Hall (USC Trip Coordinator) – 410-353-7352
Bill Reddick (USC Fleet Captain) – 202-327-3404
Regina Hartfield (Founder, Souls at Sea; USC Member) – 914-434-1306

For more information click here on or the image of the flyer on the left

August 2016

August 5
Ancestral Remembrance Day and historic marker installation
Time: Dawn to dusk, beginning at 6:03 a.m
Location:  Penn’s Landing on the Delaware River, Philadelphia, PA
For more information, please contact:  Denise Valentine at (267)255-2541

Official State Historic Marker Installation
Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and The Charles L. Blockson African American Collection (Temple University)
Time:  1:00pm
Location:  211 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard (near the Independence Seaport Museum), Philadelphia, PA 19106

August 9
Newport Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project
Future meetings: 8/9, 10/11, 11/8, 12/13
For more information, please contact: Victoria Johnson, vjprincipal02@gmail.com

August 27

3rd Annual Dia de la Afrodescendencia Salvadorena
Time:  9am – 4pm
Location: Zacatecoluca, La Paz, El Salvador

More information to follow

June 2016

June 6
Connecticut Middle Passage Committee Meeting
12:oo noon
Elm Street Public Library
New Haven, CT

June 11
19th Annual Remembrance: Honoring Those Who Perished in the Middle Passage
9:00   Education Program
12:00  Libation Ceremony
Fort Moultrie, Sullivan’s Island, Charleston, SC
For more information visit: http://tinyurl.com/CharlestonMiddlePassage

June 13
NC African American Heritage Commission, MPCPMP presentation

June 18
Maryland Middle Passage Committee Meeting
12:30 – 2:30pm
Franklin Law Group
1007 Ingleside Ave
Catonsville, MD 21228

June 19
Annual Sunrise Ancestral Remembrance of the Middle Passage
5:30-8:00 a.m.
Historic Virginia Key Beach Park
4020 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, Florida 33149

June 27
Providence Middle Passage Ceremonies & Port Makers Project: A Community Conversation
Refreshments: 5:30-6:00 PM, Program begins at 6 PM
Beneficent Congregational Church
, Round Top Center
300 Weybosset Street
Providence, RI 02903
Please contact slaveryjustice@brown.edu or go to this site for more information

May 2016

May 14
Maryland Middle Passage Committee Meeting
10:30 – 12:30pm
Franklin Law Group
1007 Ingleside Ave
Catonsville, MD 21228

May 16
Providence Middle Passage Committee Meeting
10:00 – 11:30am
Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice
First Floor Seminar Room
94 Waterman Street
Providence, RI
Kindly RSVP to slaveryjustice@brown.edu if you can join.

May 19
Newport Middle Passage Committee Meeting
6:30-8:00pm
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
50 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02840

May 22
Africa Day
2:00 – 5:00pm
Multiple Locations in Richmond, VA: Richmond’s Main Street Station; the African Burial Grounds; the 1-95 corridor; also the Pocahontas Island Black History Museum in Petersburg.
For more information contact: (804) 363-3282; https://www.eventbrite.com/e/africa-day-tickets-25023618316; or email : AfroCityTours@gmail.com

May 24
Rhode Island Middle Passage: Statewide Committees Meeting
4:00-5:30pm
Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice
First Floor Seminar Room
94 Waterman Street
Providence, RI
Kindly RSVP to slaveryjustice@brown.edu if you can join

April 2016

April 4
Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture
11 – 1pm
Maryland State Archives
350 Rowe Blvd
Annapolis, MD 21401

April 7
Rhode Island Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project General Meeting
3:00pm
Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice
First Floor Seminar Room
94 Waterman Street
Providence, RI
Kindly RSVP to: slaveryjustice@brown.edu if you can join.

April 16
Maryland Middle Passage Committee Meeting
10:30 – 12:30pm
Franklin Law Group
1007 Ingleside Ave
Catonsville, MD 21228

March 2016

March 5
Baltimore Middle Passage Committee Meeting
Time: 12–2pm
Location: Franklin Law Group
1007 Ingleside Ave
Baltimore, MD 21228
Contact:  rrosa.long@gmail.com

March 8
Providence Committee Meeting for the Rhode Island Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project.
4:30pm
Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice
First Floor Seminar Room
94 Waterman Street
Providence, RI
Anyone interested in this committee is welcome (no RSVPs necessary).

March 18-20
First Annual ICCAMP Conference
Charleston, South Carolina
Details forthcoming; please save the date.

February 2016

February 1
Maryland Commission of African American History and Culture (MCAAHC)
11:00 am, location to be determined.

Presentation and request by MPCPMP for funding of Middle Passage markers for Annapolis, Baltimore, and Oxford, MD

February 26
Meeting for Planning Rhode Island Middle Passage Ceremonies and Markers
4 PM, Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice’s Seminar Room
94 Waterman Street, Providence, RI

All are welcome to join this second meeting, please invite anyone in your network you think would be interested. To ensure we have space for all, kindly RSVP to: slaveryjustice@brown.edu

January 2016

January 16
Baltimore Middle Passage Committee Meeting
12:00 – 2 pm
Meeting Room Roland Park Branch of the Enoch Pratt Library
5108 Roland Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21210

January 29
Introductory Discussion and Meeting for Planning Rhode Island Middle Passage Ceremonies and Markers
4:00 pm
Location change:  
Rhode Island Historical Society
Aldrich House
110 Benevolent Street
Providence, RI 02906