UNESCO International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

Date(s) - August 23, 2019
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Historic Sotterley
44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood, MD, 20636, St. Mary’s County
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UNESCO International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

As a UNESCO Slave Route Site of Remembrance, Historic Sotterley invites the public to commemorate this important day by honoring the memories of those that perished and survived the trans-Atlantic slave trade. We remember the abolition of the trade and celebrate the contributions of survivors whose strength built nations. 2019 also commemorates 400 years since the arrival of captured Africans to Jamestown, VA. T

The International Day of Remembrance Event is part of Building Bridges to Common Ground: in September, Sotterley will hold a three-day program that includes speakers, panelists, archeologists, historians, and Sotterley descendants.

Proceed to the Visitor Center to check-in. Free site admission. You may RSVP so that we may know how many to plan for or please join us the day of.

11:00 am: All are welcome to a reading of names of known enslaved at Sotterley, and to pour libations and/or remember the ancestors in their own way at the Middle Passage Marker and slave cabin. 

1:00 pm: Hear and discuss how the slave trade and its abolition affect us all. 

2:30 pm: Sotterley’s bell will ring commemorating the known enslaved and the 29 known to have perished on the middle passage to Sotterley.

Please dress appropriately for the weather. Your are welcome to bring lunches to picnic on site. 

Guided Tours: 10:30 & 11:30am; 1, 2, & 3pm. 
Guided Tours are limited to 20 people per tour.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You may call the office at 301-373-2280 or email officemanager@sotterley.org

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