This year's African Landing Day event took place on a beautiful sunny day in in Fort Monroe. The event was full of the sights and sounds of Afric
The Ekpe Society of Southwest Cameroon were present to perform a traditional libation ceremony prior to the start of the event. The elders in the community came in force as they drummed and danced to the African beat. Representatives from Angola, Cameroon and Sierra Leone were present. The gospel choir sang Negro spirituals that symbolized the journey of the African from slavery to emancipation.
The Ethiopian community provided traditional music and dancing as we continued to remember the journey of the Africans to the shores of North America.
This event takes place every year on August 20th.