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African Landing Memorial

Brian R. Owens, the sculptor and visual artist designing the / African Landing Memorial at Fort Monroe, participated in a listening tour seeking public input on the project.

To learn more about the African Landing Memorial click here

Owens and officials from the Fort Monroe Authority, the National Park Service, Fort Monroe Foundation, and the 400 Years of African American History Commission, travelled from the Washington, D.C. metro area through Hampton Roads, February 24-28, 2020.

There were four public meetings during the tour. Those meetings were held at Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria, The Black History Museum and Cultural Center in Richmond, the First Baptist Church in Williamsburg and the Fort Monroe Visitor’s Center.

Here are the dates and times for the community conversations:

2-24-20 Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia:
Community Conversation: Northern Virginia Community College, Room 196 of the Bisdorf Building, 5000 Dawes Avenue, Alexandria, Va., 6:00 p.m.
2-25-20 Richmond, Virginia
Community Conversation: The Black History Museum and Cultural Center, 5:00 p.m. Parking available across from the Museum at Richmond Alternative School
2-26-20 Williamsburg, Virginia
Community Conversation at the First Baptist Church, 727 Scotland Street 6:00 p.m. Parking available in church parking lot
2-27-20 Hampton, Virginia
Community Conversation: Fort Monroe Visitor and Education Center, 30 Ingalls Road Fort Monroe 6:00 p.m. On street parking is available.