400th Commemoration of the First Documented Africans in English North America - Free Lecture

July 17, 2019 @ 6:30PM — 7:30PM

Ric Murphy, an educator, historian, lecturer, and award-winning author, will be speaking at the Loudoun Museum to commemorate the 400th anniversary of documented Africans forced to English North America. This is a co-hosted event between the Loudoun Museum and the Loudoun County Public Libraries. There will be a reception at 6:00PM and the lecture will begin at 6:30PM.

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Ric Murphy, a Boston native, is the National Vice President for History, for the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, and is an educator, historian, lecturer, and award-winning author. In his writings, Murphy explores the roles and rich contributions made by African Americans in United States history, for which he has received over twenty awards.

His talk will discuss 1619, the year of the first documented forced arrival of Africans to English North America.

There will be a reception in Odd Fellows Hall at the Loudoun Museum at 6:00PM, followed by the lecture at 6:30PM. This is a co-hosted event between the Loudoun Museum and the Loudoun County Public Libraries.

NOTE: Attendance limited; please register to guarantee your seat.

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