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UNESCO Day of Remembrance
August 23 @ 11:00 am
As a UNESCO Slave Route Site of Memory, Sotterley again invites the public to participate in this important day by honoring the memories of those that perished and survived the trans-Atlantic slave trade. We remember the abolition of the trade and celebrate the contributions of survivors whose strength built nations.
Sotterley will hold this event on site that will also be streamed on Facebook LIVE , beginning at 11:00 am. The day will include libations at the Slave Cabin, a bell ringing to remember the enslaved who perished on the Middle Passage to Sotterley, reading of the names of the known enslaved, and visiting areas such as the Middle Passage Marker Land, Lives, and Labor exhibit and Slave Cabin.
The virtual and in-person programs are free. Be prepared for walking and standing. Proceed to the Visitor Center when you arrive on site for checking and instructions.