February 29, 2020, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
“After Angelo,” a one-day program honoring the legacy of the first African woman mentioned by name in the historical record at Jamestown, returns to Jamestown Settlement on Saturday, February 29, 2020, for a lively celebration of African-American culture and heritage.
Festivities begin at 11 a.m. with a traditional African Libation by Corey Staten of Atumpan Edutainment and a performance by Atumpan Dance Theatre. The rest of the day will be filled with music, song, storytelling, face painting, crafts and games for the whole family.
Musical and Dance Performances
The day features a variety of performances in the Robert V. Hatcher, Jr., Rotunda:
- 11-11:30 a.m.: Atumpan Dance Theatre
- 11:30 a.m.-12 noon: Historic First Baptist Church Choir
- 12-12:30 p.m.: Claves Unidos
- 12:45 – 1:15 p.m.: Atumpan Dance Theatre
- 1:15-1:45 p.m.: Historic First Baptist Church Choir
- 1:45-2:15 p.m.: Atumpan Dance Theatre
- 4:15-4:45 p.m.: Atumpan Dance Theatre
At 3 p.m. in the Robins Foundation Theater, join Barbara Hamm Lee, host of WHRO/WHRV’s “Another View,” a weekly call-in radio talk show that discusses today’s topics from an African-American perspective, for a panel discussion and audience talk-back on “Talking about Race in Mixed Race Spaces.” This topic resonates in museums, schools, workplaces, and on social media. Join the conversation that examines how to engage about race in ways that further understanding, whether in the context of history or the modern day.
Community Organizations, Artists & Vendors
Throughout the day, space will be available for local organizations promoting and empowering the black community to host a community table to share their stories and literature or special activities. African-American artists and vendors also are encouraged to apply for space during the event.
About Jamestown Settlement
Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Jamestown Settlement is located on State Route 31 just southwest of Williamsburg and features expansive exhibition galleries and films that connect visitors with the lives of the Powhatan, English and west central African cultures that converged at 17th-century Jamestown, and historical interpretation in outdoor re-creations of a Powhatan Indian village, 1607 English ships and colonial fort.
All daytime performances, activities and speaker presentations during this special event are included with museum admission: $17.50 for adults, $8.25 for ages 6-12, and free for children under 6. Residents of James City County, York County and the City of Williamsburg, including William & Mary students, receive free admission with proof of residency. A value-priced combination ticket with the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown is $27.50 for adults and $13.50 for ages 6-12.
For more information, call (888) 593-4682 toll-free or (757) 253-4838.