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In commemoration of the 1619 arrival of the first Africans in English North America, the Hampton History Museum in Virginia has pop-up versions of its “1619: Arrival of the First Africans” gallery exhibit. They are available for community groups, schools, churches, libraries, events and other uses free of charge.

Drawing on the latest research, the exhibit tells the story of the Africans’ home in Angola, how they became slaves aboard a Spanish ship, the 10,000 nautical mile voyage to Virginia, and their lives on the farms and plantations there.

The National Park Service underwrote a grant for this travelling exhibit. More information is here.

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