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Jamestown Settlement will hold a celebration of black women in America

Jamestown Settlement will hold a celebration of black women in America

The history and tenacity of black women in America will be admired at the Jamestown Settlement next week as part of the museum’s first “After Angelo: Celebrating Black Women in America.”

The Feb. 23 program, part of the museum’s African-American Cultural Heritage Month, will feature female speakers, presentations, music and performances from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in honor of the first African woman recorded by name in Jamestown. The museum also will host a Night of Jazz and Blues from 6-10 p.m.

The celebration begins at 10 a.m. in the Robins Foundation Theater with an opening ceremony honoring the first African arrivals in 1619 and with it the perseverance of African women and...

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