100 years after Staten Island community activist Drusilla Poole commemorated the 300th anniversary of the 1619 landing of the “20 and odd” Africans in British colonial America, the Staten Island chapter of the Afro- American Historical and Genealogical Society (SIAAHGS) will commemorate the 400th anniversary of these first recorded Africans. Q&A and reception to follow. This program is funded, in part, through Staten Island Arts’ Expanding Audiences and Cultural Participation program, which has been made possible through the generosity of New York Community Trust, The Staten Island Foundation, and the Altman Foundation.
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Staten Island Museum (Building A)