LONG ISLAND’S LEGACIES FROM SLAVERY TO CIVIL RIGHTS
EXAMINING FREEDOM AND EQUALITY IN THE 21st CENTURY
A two-part symposium marking the arrival of the first Africans in Jamestown
which influenced the nation. This year Virginia commemorates the 400th
Anniversary of the Jamestown Settlement with the arrival of 20 enslaved
Africans in August 1619.
The symposium features a wide variety of speakers addressing current research
in history and other social sciences and humanities, engaging both academics
and the general public in an open discussion of the relationship between the
past and the present. Session topics include, Religious Life, Spirituality and
Racial Identity; The Civil War and Reconstruction in History and Memory; Jim
Crow, Racial Politics and Global White Supremacy; Civil Rights and Black
Power; Contemporary Perspectives on Race and Racial Violence.
The Symposium will take place at the Nassau Community College-SUNY on
Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 9 am – 4 pm. A reservation (RSVP) is required, and a
stand-by line will be available the day of the symposium. All panels take place
in the Tower on the 11th floor, One Education Drive, Garden City, NY 11530.
Doors open at 8:45am, opening remarks begin at 9:00 am. Part II will take
place on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 focusing widely on collections management
and software; material culture preservation; interpretation; public
programming, collaboration and community engagement. For the novice, oral
history; genealogy and family research; donating and sharing artifacts.
RSVP: is required email:
(516) 572-7157 x25289