Local First African Landing celebrations

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August 24th 1:00 p.m. Boston) Back-to-school fever was in the air. The Annual Caribbean Festival was in full-swing through Roxbury Dudley Square Nubian Block, Grove Hall and up to the Franklin Park Zoo entranceway. It was an attraction that has brought 500,000 people to the area numerous times. The weather was bright, sunny and cool. It was not as hot as it usually is for the Caribbean festival.

Black Heritage Tours and Transportation

BOSTON’S FIRST LANDING EVENTS ON THE GREENWAY AND FANEUIL HALL

We were on the Rose Kennedy Greenway to visit 191 Atlantic Avenue where Boston National Park Service rangers were offering African Amerian heritage tours since the morning. The post at the Information Center of the Save the Habor displayed panels attached to an electric van of African American life and hard times from Early Black Boston. The two rangers stationed at the display were well-versed in Boston’s African American folklore. August 25th – On Sunday there was a National Day of Healing collaboration with churches across the country. Bell ringings revered the first 400-years of African American life in the United States.

Essence magazine provided the best coverage of events at Fort Monroe in Hampton Virginia, the official home headquarters of the First African Landing 2019 Commemorative Weekend. The Article and Videos are here