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Fort Monroe NMon named UNESCO Site of Memory as part of Slave Route Project

HAMPTON, Va. - Fort Monroe has been named a Site of Memory for its links to history of the transatlantic slave trade.

Gov. Northam made the announcement on Friday saying, “Fort Monroe is among the most significant historic sites connected to the institution of slavery, African American history, and the struggle for freedom.In order to tell the full and true history of our Commonwealth, the stories of the people and the events that took place here must be more present in our collective narrative. This UNESCO designation is a meaningful and appropriate recognition of Fort Monroe that will anchor its place in history and support our ongoing work to promote a true accounting of the Black experience in Virginia and in America.”

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