The 400th-anniversary commemoration of the arrival of African captives to Jamestown offers a new generation the opportunity to ask questions never raised by previous generations. 1619 marked the beginnings of English use of African slave labor. However, history and public memory have largely chosen to exclude people of African descent from America’s origin story only as a historical footnote. Their labor contributions have largely remained invisible and under-valued. However, on August 17, 2019, 1619Fest will pay tribute to the memory of those first Africans who were brought against their will 400 years ago.
Come join Family Springs at 1619 Fest where we will be onsite talking about the health importance of alkaline water.