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Press Release (.pdf file)

16th Annual
Coming Together Festival
of Red-Black History & Culture

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A festival honoring the intersection of 
Red & Black history & culture

Saturday, August 9, 2014
1:00 PM
Rain or Shine!
FREE

*** Bring a chair & a dish to share ***
Come as you were: Regalia or traditional clothing encouraged

On the grounds of the
Newsome House
2803 Oak Avenue
Newport News, VA
(757) 247-8950
Directions

This year's Coming Together marks the 395th anniversary of the 1st documented African settlement in British North America, located in the midst of the Weyanoke Indians.
bullet Come and enjoy:
bullet Drumming
bullet Dancing
bullet Singing
bullet Discussion
bullet Demonstrations
bullet Cultural information
bullet History
bullet Potluck Dinner
bullet Consider the facts:
bullet Indian tribes adopted Africans
bullet African communities adopted Indians
bullet Indians enslaved Africans
bullet The Buffalo Soldiers hunted Indians
bullet European communities enslaved both together
bullet Information about this relationship has historically been omitted from mainstream institutions and resources

 

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Join us as we celebrate
two cultures,
each other,
and ourselves!

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