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First Africans Day at Stratford Hall

First Africans Day at Stratford Hall


Visit Stratford Hall for First Africans Day, commemorating the enslaved Africans and African Americans who built and sustained Stratford Hall and the Lee family for generations. This will be a free, full day of remembering and honoring those enslaved at Stratford Hall and their descendants, through music, dancing, art, storytelling, special tours, and lectures. This program is funded by the Jessie Ball duPont Fund. A NNK250 Event.


10:00am - 10:45am: Opening Ceremony at the African American Cemetery

Historic Area

11:00am - 2:00pm: Historical Interpreters: Dontavius Williams, Willie Wright & Hope Wright, Harold Caldwell

11:00am - 12:00pm: Lecture by Joe McGill

12:00pm - 1:00pm: Music of the African Diaspora, SlamOne LLC

1:00pm - 2:00pm: African and African American Folktales and arts and crafts

2:00pm - 3:00pm: African Dance Demonstration: Kuumba Dance Ensemble Inc.

2:00pm - 4:00pm: Art Show with Artist, Ehi Obinyan, Available for Conversation

3:00pm - 3:45pm: Drum Circle, SlamOne LLC

4:00pm - 5:30pm: Open Mic and Storytelling in the Great House

6:00pm - 7:00pm: Closing Ceremony at the Riverfront


11:00am - 4:00pm: Food trucks and DJ


July 27, 2024 - July 27, 2024
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Westmoreland County

Stratford Hall Historic Preserve
483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558

Category: African American History, Other
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