ALL 2021 DATES TBD
The African Naming Ceremony and Healing event on the shores of Hampton Virginia where our the first Africans landed on English soil in 1619 will take place on Fort Monroe, Virginia on August 21, 2021. This is an opportunity for our people to cleanse from all the trauma of COVID-19 and the racial reckoning that is taking place in the USA!!
Before they were called Bob, Mary, Billy, Thomas and Joe are Ancestors who were enslaved had names. In Africa, names are extremely important. A name can tell you what family you come from, what day of the week you were born, your religious practices, what was happening in your community during the time you were born, and most importantly your lineage (a lot of people are named after grandparents).
Our mission at Roots to Glory Tours is to return the rightful name to those whose Ancestors were victims of the slave trade. This year we have three opportunities for you to attend a naming ceremony.
The first is in Silver Spring, Maryland during the (Ivorian) Cote D’Ivoire festival in August. The second takes place on Buckroe Beach in Hampton, Virginia during the 401st commemoration of the landing of the Africans in English speaking North America. The third is in partnership with Queen Mother Lunar Wisdom Council for the Institute of Wholelife Healing in Lexington Kentucky.
Naming Ceremony Registration Form