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National parks to honor four-century history and influence of African Americans Aug. 25

National parks in greater Washington, D.C., including Prince William Forest Park, will commemorate the first landing of enslaved Africans in English-occupied America and participate in nationwide ringing of bells on August 25

The parks invite the public to join a nationwide commemoration to honor and remember the enslaved Africans brought in 1610 to Virginia’s Point Comfort, now part of Fort Monroe National Monument.

Across the nation, parks and organizations will ring bells on Aug. 25 at 3 p.m. for four minutes—one minute to honor each century of African American history.

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