400th anniversary of first African arrival in English North America

2019 is a pivotal year for the Fort Monroe National Monument, marking the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first Africans to English North America. The entire year is dedicated to those “20 and odd” who were brought here on an English privateer ship named the White Lion. Join us for a year highlighting this American story and the significant African and African American experience. Read More

Stormy clouds loom over the Old Point Comfort Lighthouse.

A Legacy of 1619

William Tucker Family with Superintendent Terry E. Brown.

Last updated: December 22, 2018

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