Show your support by joining the Hampton Roads '757' FreedomFest. Hampton Roads is the birthplace of both American History and where, in 1619, the first enslaved peoples disembarked at Port Comfort, present-day Hampton. Your contributions honors the celebratory milestone of the end of slavery in the U.S. circa 1865
•Onstage recognition throughout Festival
• Name or logo printed in event program
The More We Know:
Here is a quick video on some of the origins of slavery here in Virginia. Keep in mind, that slavery was already in FULL swing prior to 1619 in the Caribbean and Mexico. Yet, there is a significant economic change with the arrival of the first African slaves to the shores of Virginia ....