VisitBlackHistory.com attended the opening of “400 Years” at Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park, yesterday. August 25, 2019 is considered the “400th anniversary of the first landing of enslaved Africans to Point Comfort in the English colony of Virginia.”
Martin Luther King, Jr. NHP (MALU) has partnered with neighboring APEX Museum to illustrate the forced removal of Africans from their native land. MALU features a teaser exhibition in the park visitor’s center atrium. This includes a depiction of Senegal’s “Door of No Return” and artifacts on loan from the APEX Museum. Visitors are encouraged to visit the APEX Museum to view an in depth exhibition on slavery.
Daja Rodriguez and Marcel Middleton of InFrame Consulting were called to assist in developing an exhibit that could demonstrate the resilience of a stolen people and “how much our ancestors have paved the way not only for America but for who we are today.” 🖤
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Nattional Historical Park daily operations are Monday through Sunday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and the APEX Museum (www.apexmuseum.org) operates Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.