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Nationwide Day of Healing Ceremony - 400 Years of Slavery

Image: National Park Service

Image: National Park Service

Nearly 400 years ago, English colonists initiated their practice of slavery in North America. This August, the National Park Service is honoring significance of 400 years of African American history and culture.

A special ceremony on Sunday, August 25—the 400th anniversary—will capture a spirit of remembrance, healing, reconciliation, and uplift.

The Healing Day Ceremony will begin at 3:00 p.m. ET with the ceremonial ringing of bells for four minutes, one for each century at:

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
1411 W St SE, Washington, DC 20020
(202) 426-5961

Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site
1318 Vermont Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005
(202) 673-2402

Carter G. Woodson National Historic Site
1538 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 426-5961

Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
1550 Anacostia Ave NE, Washington, DC 20019
(202) 692-6080

Fort Washington
13551 Fort Washington Rd, Fort Washington, MD 20744
(301) 763-4600

Lincoln Park
(202) 690-5185

Oxon Hill Farm
6411 Oxon Hill Rd, Oxon Hill, MD 20745
(301) 839-1176

We encourage our friends to host a simultaneous bell ringing of their own to extend nationwide the healing concept of the Fort Monroe ceremony.