Architectural detail of window arches on Old South Church in Boston

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A Day of Healing & Bell Ringing Ceremony

Date:
August 25, 2019
Time:
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location:
Outside

On August 25, 1619 some “20 and odd” Africans aboard the ship White Lion were unloaded at Old Point Comfort in Hampton, Virginia and sold into slavery. Faith communities across the nation are urged to pause and mark this anniversary with bell ringing and by sharing stories about the integral role that African Americans have played in the history of the Nation over the past 400 years.

Our (G)RACE Speaks committee will lead the Healing Day & Bell Ringing Ceremony at Old South as a way of embracing Sankofa, a West African concept which teaches that we must go back to our roots in order to move forward.