Thousands of people, including this group from Africa, traveled to Fort Monroe in Hampton, Va., the weekend of Aug. 23-25, 2019, in remembrance of the first enslaved Africans brought in 1619 to North America. (Dorothy Rowley/The Washington Informer)
Thousands of people, including this group from Africa, traveled to Fort Monroe in Hampton, Va., the weekend of Aug. 23-25, 2019, in remembrance of the first enslaved Africans brought in 1619 to North America. (Dorothy Rowley/The Washington Informer)

I’ve had the pleasure of visiting the site of the first Africans in Virginia and taking a tour of the area and it was nice to see you guys cover it. I am grateful for all of the attention and all of the work being done to commemorate not the first Africans in this part of the world, but the first enslaved. We must remember our history and wear it proudly. We have nothing to be ashamed about!

Jenette Banks
Arlington, Va.

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I am wishing all students a happy, happy, blessed and prosperous school year! I know that the District has its challenges with education and educating our children, but there are many bright, positive spots as well. I appreciate the coverage.

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Washington, D.C.

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