September 11, 2023
120 Old Hampton Lane
Hampton, VA 23669
Museum members free, non-members $5
“When History Hurts”
Monday, September 11, 2023
Join Dr. Colita Nichols Fairfax as she outlines key details about the enduring impact and legacy of enslavement in America’s social institutions. She’ll illustrate how ideologies fomented during enslavement became major themes in policies and institutional practices that are identifiable today, showing how deeply history hurts.
Dr. Fairfax is Professor, Honors College Senior Faculty Fellow, and Inaugural Faculty Scholar in the Center for African American Public Policy at Norfolk State University, and editor of "The African Experience in Colonial Virginia: Essays on the Arrival and the Legacy of Slavery." The State of Virginia recognizes the 1619 landing of Africans at Point Comfort as a complicated beginning. This collection of new essays reckons with this historical fact, with discussions of the impacts 400 years later. Chapters cover different perspectives about the “20 and odd” who landed, offering insights into how enslavement continues to affect the lives of their descendants. Dr. Fairfax’s book is available in the gift shop for $29.95.