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FORT
MONROE

NATIONAL
MONUMENT

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Historic Fort Monroe, just a short distance from the ACGA Conference venue, was designated a National Monument by President Barak Obama, and named a global "Site of Memory" by UNESCO. It is best known as the site of the landing of the first Americans of African origin in the English Colonies that became the USA. A special art installation is now planned for the site as well. In addition to the 1619 connection, the site witnessed other significant events, with the stories shared in the Casemate Museum on the monument grounds. Eola Lewis Dance (shown) is the Monument's Acting Superintendent. To learn more, visit:

Fort Monroe Website (NPS)

Casemate Museum

About the 1619 Memorial Project

A Voice of America special on the 400th Anniversary of 1619 at Fort Monroe