Yep. We’re taking We Are Africa to the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia! Many know Richmond as the birthplace of Black Capitalism. But did you know that Richmond was the largest source of enslaved Africans on the east coast of America from 1830 to 1860? This part of the city’s history is documented along the Richmond Slave Trail, a walking trail that chronicles the history of the trade of enslaved Africans from Africa to Virginia until 1775, and away from Virginia to other locations in the Americas until 1865. (source: www.virginia.org)
African Ancestry Family Member Dr. Shawn Utsey has made sure that Richmond is well represented on the We Are Africa Road Tour 2010.
the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia, and the Library of Virginia will co-host the Road Tour. We are also honored to have the African Connection Network on board to help provide a diverse perspective.
Franklin Military Academy
701 North 37th Street
Richmond, VA 23223
August 8, 2010
4 – 6 pm
Join us for an engaging afternoon with an African Ancestry presentation, performance by Elegba Folklore Society, and heritage reveals of Virginia State Delegate Delores McQuinn and Dr. Maureen Elgersman Lee.
Don’t forget! Bring your friends and family! And tell those who can’t make it to follow us here on the blog or on Facebook.