Nationwide Bell Ringing & Day of Reconciliation
Date(s) - 08/25/2019
10:55 am - 11:00 am
Nationwide Bell Ringing & Day of Reconciliation — UUCPA, Sun., Aug. 25, 10:55 a.m.
August 25, 2019 is the 400th anniversary of the first landing of enslaved Africans in English-occupied North America at Point Comfort in Hampton, Virginia, now part of Fort Monroe National Monument, a unit of the National Park System. The anniversary will be commemorated in national parks nationwide as a day of healing and reconciliation. The National Park Service is inviting the public to come together in solidarity to ring bells across the nation for four minutes — one for each century — to honor the first Africans who landed in 1619 at Point Comfort, and to honor 400 years of African American history.
At UUCPA, we’ll be ringing bells an hour early, at 10:55 a.m., just before the second worship service. We’ll have some bells to ring, and please also bring your own bells.
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