2019 Commemoration

Posted by: chrisj 6/7/2017 1:26 PM

2019 Commemoration
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

2019 will mark the 400th anniversary of the first representative legislative assembly in the New World, arrival of the first recorded Africans to English North America, observance of the first official Thanksgiving and the expansion of womens' impact on the Virginia Colony. American Evolution, in partnership with Dominion Power, is planning a commemoration of the events that helped shape the nation. Today, we're talking with the executive director of American Evolution, Kathy Spangler, about the work being done to build awareness about Virginia's role in the creation of the United States. Join us at 440-2665.

Today's Guests:

Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander - is a professor of history and Director of the Joseph Jenkins Roberts Center for the Study of the African Diaspora

Sandra Treadway - is the Librarian of Virginia and the deputy director of the Library of Virginia

Kathy Spangler - is the Executive Director of the 2019 Commemoration: American Evolution

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