Remember Jamestown Observance


2019 will be the 400th Anniversary of the arrival of the first Africans to be sold into bondage in North America: in 1619 at Jamestown.  We are calling on families, organizations, neighborhoods and cities to observe the anniversary by telling their stories of oppression and resistance.

Every community has something to contribute. The observance you plan will reflect your local story and your values! An observance can be anything you like: a performance, an exhibit, a tree planting, a citywide potluck, a concert.

Make sure to download our Starter Kit Volume 2 : Planning Your Observance at