New Exhibit to Honor 400 Years of African American History and Culture

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park



Location: LAT/LONG: 33.756990, -84.373710

Visitor Center 450 Auburn Avenue, NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30312

Dates & Times


Sunday, August 25, 2019


9:00 AM


8 hours


August 25, 2019 marks the 400th anniversary of the first landing of enslaved Africans to Point Comfort in the English colony of Virginia –this site is now part of Fort Monroe National Monument.  To commemorate this historic event the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park is collaborating with the African-American Panoramic Experience (APEX) Museum to remember the 400th Anniversary and to present an exhibition entitled “ 400 Years”  that will feature a life-size version of the “Door of No Return”.  This exhibition will provides an opportunity for visitors to encounter the horrific emotions felt by many enslaved Africans as they journey over four centuries to America and hopes as a people, past and present, for racial equity and healing, each of which are consequential works in progress and important in moving forward beyond 400 years. 

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Rebecca Karcher
(404) 787-3377
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