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Commemoration of the 400th Anniversary of African Slavery in America

  • 634 West Peachtree Street Northwest Atlanta, GA, 30308 United States (map)

The year 2019 marks the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans to America in 1619. In partnership with the Absalom Jones Episcopal Center for Racial Healing, All Saints' Episcopal Church, Atlanta invites the community to gather in remembrance and engage in conversation to acknowledge and address the legacy of slavery in this country. The Rev. Dr. Simon Mainwaring, rector of All Saints', will moderate a panel conversation on the topics of justice and race with The Rt. Rev. Robert C. Wright, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta; Dr. Catherine Meeks, Executive Director of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing; and Joel Thompson, Atlanta-based composer, pianist, conductor, and educator. After the conversation, join us for a worship service featuring music from African American composers, including Joel Thompson’s “Draw Us Near.”