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UNESCO International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

August 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

2019 commemorates 400 years since enslaved arrived to Jamestown, VA.

11:00 am  Reading of names of known enslaved at Sotterley, and to pour libations and/or remember the ancestors at Sotterley’s Middle Passage Marker and slave cabin.

1:00 pm  Hear and discuss how the slave trade and its abolition affect us all.

2:30 pm  Sotterley’s bell will ring commemorating the known enslaved and the 29 known to have perished on the middle passage to Sotterley.

Check in at the Sotterley Visitor Center – free admission.  Guided tours: 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm and 3:00 pm  Limited to 20 people per tour.


August 23
10:00 am - 4:00 pm