Faith Journeys in the Black Experience: 1619-2019


  • March 20, 2019
  • March 21, 2019

Join renowned theological scholars and historians to discuss the religious context of Virginia in 1619, its impact on people of color, and the evolution of a religious and culturally diverse United States in the 21st century. This summit explores the African faith journey of over 400 years, beginning in 1619 when the first Africans were enslaved and forcibly migrated to the Virginia colony. The 2019 Commemoration is an occasion not only to appreciate the past, but also for reflection, repentance, reconciliation and healing. Musical event on Wednesday evening featuring historian Wisteria Perry and the Pilgrim Journey Baptist Church Choir.