1619: The Story of America’s First Documented Africans

Citizens for the Restoration of Historical La Mott (CROHL) invite you to come and hear Ric Murphy. Ric is the National Vice President for History for the Afro-American Historical Genealogical Society, Inc., Author, and Educator. He will speak about 1619: The Story of America’s First Documented Africans. In 2019, Americans will celebrate the commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the first recorded Africans in English North America. In early records, these men, women, and children were known as the “20 odd” Africans. They arrived in late August 1619 at Point Comfort, along the James River. This talk will offer details, documentation, and importance of the history to communities nationwide.

Kerry Bryan will be in attendance as Lucretia Mott.

Joe Becton, Antoine Watts, and Crystal Kem, musicians and USCT re-enactors, will a sing-along of Civil War era music.

Date: Sunday, February 24, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: La Mott Community Center, 7420 Sycamore Ave., La Mott, PA 19027

This is a free event. Donations are welcome.

For more information, or in case of severe weather conditions, call 215-885-2258, or email pt@usct.org